Dubai, Mar 26: India have finished at the top ranked One Day International side on the ICC ODI Championship Table and will receive the shield and will collect a cheque of US$175,000, ICC has announced on Monday night (March 25).
April 1 is the cut-off date to decide the Championship leaders and India have maintained their top ranking after the other ODI series were completed. India will receive the shield and will collect a cheque of US$175,000, while England will receive US$75,000 for finishing second.
South Africa's 3-2 series win means England have finished second to India on the ICC ODI Championship Table at the 1 April cut-off date.
South Africa started the series on 112 ratings points and needed to beat Pakistan 4-1 to move into second place. But the defeat in Durban ended their chances of collecting another cheque of US$75,000 alongside a cheque of US$450,000 that it has already won for finishing as the No.1 ranked Test side.
For Pakistan, the series loss means that they stay at number-six on the ODI Championship table, but has lost one ratings point to finish at 106.
The close nature of the battle on the Championship Table can be gauged from the fact that the top six sides are separated by just 13 ratings points.
ICC ODI Championship (as on 25 March) (after West Indies-Zimbabwe, Afghanistan-Scotland, Canada-Kenya, South Africa-Pakistan ODI series and first Sri Lanka-Bangladesh ODI)
Rank Team Rating
1 India 119
2 England 117
3 Australia 116
4 South Africa 113
5 Sri Lanka 110
6 Pakistan 106
7 West Indies 85
8 New Zealand 82
9 Bangladesh 77
10 Zimbabwe 47
11 Ireland 35
12 Netherlands 16
13 Kenya 11