Harmanpreet, Mandhana down one spot on ODI list; Dipti remains in third place on T20I list

As for the all-arounders, Dipti of India ranks sixth with 322 points.

In the T20Is, Mandhana is in third place with 722 points and Dipti has climbed to fourth place in bowling with 729 points, leaving Renuka Singh in ninth place with 700 points.

Dipti, however, continues to hold on to third place on the all-time scoring list with 393 points.

Meanwhile, Athapaththu became the first player from her country to top the ODI Women’s Player Rankings after a 2-1 series win over New Zealand in the ICC Women’s Championship.

The left-handed opener thus equaled Sanath Jayasuriya, who is the only player from Sri Lanka to top the ODI men’s batting rankings for 181 days between September 2002 and May 2003.

Thanks to two milestones in three games, Atapaththu moved up six spots, overtaking Harmanpreet, Meg Lanning and Laura Woolvaardt and displacing Australia’s Beth Mooney, who had led the batting leaderboard since May 10.

Athapaththu earned Player of the Match honors for her 108 no-hitters on 83 balls in the first match and her 140 no-hitters on 80 balls in the final match. She was also named player of the series, making a meteoric rise from seventh, which was her previous career-best ranking.

Only two other players from Sri Lanka have reached the top position in the women’s rankings, both in 2014 – left-arm bowler Udeshika Prabodhani (T20I bowling) and Shashikala Siriwardene (T20I all-rounders).

Atapaththu, who scored all her country’s top 10 individual points in the women’s ODIs, now has the highest score among Sri Lankan women in ODIs with 758 ranking points.

The next record is just 587 points for Dedunu Silva, who also has the next highest score, ranking 11th in April 2010.

Meanwhile, New Zealand captain Sophie Devine moved up six spots to 13th after striking out a winning 137 in the second ODI of the series in Halle.

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