Chamari Athapaththu Soars to No. 1 in Women’s ODI Rankings After Record-Breaking Innings

In a stunning display of batting prowess, Chamari Athapaththu, the Sri Lankan cricket sensation, has claimed the top spot in the ICC’s batting rankings for women’s ODIs. Her remarkable rise follows an unbeaten innings of 195 runs in just 139 balls against South Africa, leading Sri Lanka to a thrilling victory in their final ODI in Potchefstroom.

Athapaththu’s breathtaking knock not only secured victory for her team but also set multiple records in women’s cricket. Her 195 not out stands as the highest individual score in a successful ODI chase, a feat that ranks as the second-highest individual score in a successful ODI chase across both women’s and men’s cricket, behind Glenn Maxwell’s 201 not out.

Following this outstanding performance, Athapaththu achieved her highest-ever rating of 773 on the ICC table, surpassing Nat Sciver-Brunt, who held the previous top spot with 764 points. The Sri Lankan star’s ascent to the pinnacle of the rankings highlights her exceptional talent and dedication to the game.

Meanwhile, Laura Wolvaardt of South Africa, who scored a magnificent 184 not out in the same match, climbed two spots to third place in the rankings, surpassing Beth Mooney and Smriti Mandhana. Hayley Matthews of West Indies also made significant strides, jumping seven spots to reach No. 11 after impressive performances against Pakistan.

In the bowling rankings, Sadia Iqbal of Pakistan rose six places to enter the top 20 following her stellar performances against West Indies.

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In a stunning display of batting prowess, Chamari Athapaththu, the Sri Lankan cricket sensation, has claimed the top spot in the ICC's batting rankings for women's ODIs. Her remarkable rise follows an unbeaten innings of 195 runs in just 139 balls against South Africa, leading Sri Lanka to a thrilling victory in their final ODI in Potchefstroom.

Athapaththu's breathtaking knock not only secured victory for her team but also set multiple records in women's cricket. Her 195 not out stands as the highest individual score in a successful ODI chase, a feat that ranks as the second-highest individual score in a successful ODI chase across both women's and men's cricket, behind Glenn Maxwell's 201 not out.

Following this outstanding performance, Athapaththu achieved her highest-ever rating of 773 on the ICC table, surpassing Nat Sciver-Brunt, who held the previous top spot with 764 points. The Sri Lankan star's ascent to the pinnacle of the rankings highlights her exceptional talent and dedication to the game.

Meanwhile, Laura Wolvaardt of South Africa, who scored a magnificent 184 not out in the same match, climbed two spots to third place in the rankings, surpassing Beth Mooney and Smriti Mandhana. Hayley Matthews of West Indies also made significant strides, jumping seven spots to reach No. 11 after impressive performances against Pakistan.

In the bowling rankings, Sadia Iqbal of Pakistan rose six places to enter the top 20 following her stellar performances against West Indies.

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