Pakistan women bowler Sana Mir became the first woman player from the country to claim the top spot in any ICC Women’s rankings list
Pakistan women bowler Sana Mir became the first woman player from the country to claim the top spot in any ICC Women’s rankings list

Pakistan women spin bowler and former captain Sana Mir became the first woman player from the country to claim the top spot in any ICC Women’s rankings list, but taking the top spot among bowlers ODIs for women.

Mir, the 32-year-old former captain, had a good time out in Kuala Lumpur during the ICC Women’s Championship  with her off-spin, returning 3/26, 1/37 and 3/53 to end at the top of women’s ODI player rankings for bowlers with a career-high 663 points.

Pakistan went down 0-3 to Australia in the series. The series sweep was a good one for Australia, who extended their lead over New Zealand at the top of the table, while losses outnumbered wins for Pakistan, who are now down at No.6, just above South Africa and Sri Lanka on the table.

Mir, who has played 112 ODI for Pakistan women jumped three spots on the table, going past Marizanne Kapp of South Africa and Australia’s Megan Schutt as well as the out-of-action Jess Jonassen of Australia, who slipped from No.1 to No.4.

“This is a team effort of support staff and players who have helped me excel,” Mir said on Twitter. “I would also like to thank ICC for providing us regular opportunities to play with the big teams through ICC women Championship and to coach Mark Coles, who chose to look at my skill rather than my age.”