Women's cricket March 2, 2010

Jhulan Goswami climbs to top of ODI bowling rankings

Cricinfo staff

Jhulan Goswami, the India captain, has taken the top spot in the ICC Women's ODI bowling rankings after a successful series against England at home. In India's 3-2 series win, Goswami bagged 11 wickets at 11.72 and overtook Australia's Shelly Nitschke and Lisa Sthakelar, who are now placed second and third respectively.

England's pace bowler Katherine Brunt, who finished with 10 wickets at 16, including a five-for, has moved up to fourth place while Rumeli Dhar, India's medium pacer, climbed to the fifth spot after a series-haul of nine wickets.

India batsman and former captain Mithali Raj widened the gap between herself and the rest in the ODI batting rankings after an impressive series where she made 287 runs including four half-centuries. Raj, at No.1, is now 150 points ahead of England batsman Claire Taylor, who didn't participate in the Indian tour.