The 4 of them performed starring roles as Australia earned their file twenty second ODI win in a row
Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt and Ashleigh Gardner, the celebs of Australia’s six-wicket win over New Zealand of their first ODI in Mount Maunganui on Sunday, have made large features within the newest ICC rankings. The win itself was a landmark achievement for Meg Lanning’s workforce, because it was their twenty second in a row within the format, and took them previous the file set by Ricky Ponting’s males in 2003.
Schutt, later named Participant of the Match, returned 4 for 32, and Nicola Carey took 3 for 34, as New Zealand had been bowled out for 212. In consequence, Schutt moved previous Marizanne Kapp to No. 2 amongst ODI bowlers – behind compatriot Jess Jonassen – and Carey received to a career-best thirty seventh place.
Healy, Perry and Gardner all cracked half-centuries in Australia’s reply as they overhauled the goal in simply 38.3 overs. Healy’s 68-ball 65 took her to a career-high 753 factors and helped her equal her career-best of third place, which she had achieved in October 2019. Perry hit 56 not out in 79 balls from No. 4, and Gardner’s 53 not out from No. 6 got here in simply 41 balls. For Perry, there was no change in her spot at No. 9 amongst batters, however it did assist her get again previous 700 factors. Gardner, nonetheless, received to No. 30, the very best she has ever been.
Australia are additionally by far the foremost workforce within the format, and are actually on 163 ranking factors, 45 factors away from second-placed South Africa. They’re additionally the highest workforce in T20Is – their three-match collection in New Zealand completed 1-1 – with 289 ranking factors, however England should not too far behind them, on 284 factors.