Jess Jonassen marked her Test debut for the Australia women`s side with an unbeaten 95 as her side recovered to 268 for eight on the first day of their one-off Ashes Test against England at Canterbury on Tuesday.
Cricket Australia (CA) is reportedly planning to launch a women`s Big Bash League (BBL) in the 2015-16 season, boosted by fresh impetus due to the recent success of the national women`s team, the Southern Stars.
India captain Mithali Raj has retained her fifth position to be the highest-placed Indian batter, while Poonam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur also figured in the top 10 list of the latest ICC Women`s Player Rankings for T20Is issued here on Wednesday.
Australian opener Meg Lanning has etched her name in the Twenty20 history of women`s cricket by smashing the highest individual score in the format in her team`s record-breaking 78-run win over Ireland in the women`s World T20.
A fine knock by Jess Cameron (67) and Meg Lanning (34) helped Australia score a 29-run win over India in the first Twenty20 women`s cricket match at the Andhra Cricket Association Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association (ACA-VDCA) stadium at Pothinamallayyapalem on Sunday.