Colombo, Oct 3: South Africa have lost their number one position while India moved to second in the ICC T20I Championship table. South Africa and India both failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012.
Defeats against Pakistan, Australia and India in the Super Eight stage meant South Africa slipped four positions to fifth spot. India gained one spot in the latest rankings as of October 3, an ICC media release said.
The number one position has now been taken over by Sri Lanka, which has only lost one of their five matches in the tournament so far. Mahela Jayawardene's team won all three matches in the Super Eight stage.
This successful run has provided them a jump of three places. This means Thursday's semi-final between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be a match between the number one ranked and number three ranked sides in the world after Mohammad Hafeez's team moved up two places as a result of two wins in the Super Eight stage.
Pakistan trail second-ranked India by two ratings points. India missed out on a semi-final spot in the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 on a Net Run-Rate.
ICC T20I Championship (as on 3 October, after the Super Eight stage of ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012)
Rank (+/-) Team Rating
1 (+3) Sri Lanka 129
2 (+1) India 120
3 (+2) Pakistan 118
4 (-2) England 118
5 (-4) South Africa 117
6 (+1) Australia 111
7 (+1) West Indies 111
8 (-2) New Zealand 97
9 (-) Bangladesh 85
10 (-) Ireland 82
11 (-) Zimbabwe 44
Not ranked as fewer than eight T20I matches played since August 2010