On tours of England and Australia this year, Shafali was peppered with short balls and she didn't look particularly comfortable against them.
Chasing 100 runs to win in 11 overs in the rain-hit match, 17-year-old right-handed opener, Shafali Verma, fell for 8 (10 balls, 1 four) in the fourth over.
While Mandhana has 709 rating points and Verma has 726, Australia's Beth Mooney climbed a spot to top the chart with 754 points.
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Criticised for her consistent failures and after losing her place in the 50-over set-up, Jemimah Rodrigues' made a sensational comeback with an unbeaten 49 off 36 balls in the first T20I.
kipper Harmanpreet Kaur's return from an injury layoff will make for a heavyweight presence in the Indian batting line-up.
India, who made 377 in their first innings after being asked to bat, played 35 overs in the second innings before declaring after tea to set Australia an improbable 272-run target in just 32 overs.
More than 80 overs were lost due to weather over the first two days, making draw the most likely outcome of the four-day match.
First innings centurion Smriti Mandhana (31) fell to a fantastic catch in the deep by Ashleigh Garnder.
The Australian team's decision to field first after laying a green strip for the visitors did seem to backfire as Mandhana attacked them straight away during the first hour of play.
Goswami has been top-ranked eight times in her career, her last ascension to the spot being in March 2019.
Shafali is expected to form a lethal combination with Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry and Ash Gardner at the top of the order for the Sixers, giving the team the most exciting top four in WBBL history.
Verma is expected to form a lethal combination with Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry and Ash Gardner at the top of the order for the Sixers, giving the team the most exciting top four in WBBL history.
Chasing a competitive 265, Shafali Verma and Yastika Bhatia scored half-centuries to lay the foundation of the visitors' win, ending Australia's 26 match winning streak.
India were off to a flying start with Mandhana and Shafali Verma (22) racing to 68/0 in the first 10 overs, their best in the 10 ODIs they have played this year.
When you come up against a dominant team like Australia, they need to take their game a notch higher. In order to compete against Australians, scoring 250 plus also becomes a must.