Dubai: India's hopes of toppling Australia from the second spot in the ICC one-day rankings dashed on Sunday as they succumbed to a 8 wicket loss against hosts West Indies at Kingston on Sunday.
A 4-0 whitewash against West Indies would have taken India ahead of Australia in the ICC ODI rankings.
India and Australia are currently locked at 122 ratings points but the world champions are a step ahead by a fraction of a point. If Mahendra Singh and company sweep the series 4-0 in the West Indies, they would have gained one rating point helping them topple the Australians from the second position for the first time since the rankings were introduced in 2002.
Teams — 1. South Africa; 2. Australia; 3. India; 4. New Zealand; 5. Pakistan; 6. England; 7. Sri Lanka; 8. West Indies; 9. Bangladesh; 10. Zimbabwe