India lose No. 1 ODI rank to Australia

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Updated: Monday, October 13, 2014, 16:05 [IST]
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Dubai, Oct 13: India have lost their top ODI rank to Australia and cannot reclaim it this month even if they were to win the final two one-dayers against West Indies in the ongoing series.

Australia returned to the top of the ICC ODI Rankings last night (October 12), after a thrilling 1-run win against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi where Glenn Maxwell took a double-wicket maiden in the final over.

India lose No. 1 ODI rank to Australia

The George Bailey-led team completed a 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan to return to the top of the rankings.

India had to win the five-match series against West Indies 4-1 to topple Australia from number one after yesterday's result. But the third ODI (October 14) in Visakhapatnam has been cancelled due to cyclone and now MS Dhoni and his boys at best can claim the rubber 3-1. The series is now level at 1-1.

If they lose one of the two, they will slip to third from second and defeats in both means India will be at fourth.

Australia are currently on to top with 114 points. India are second with 113. Even if they win the final two ODIs, they will ended up with 113.98 rating points, 0.02 behind the Australians.

Before the start of the West Indies series, India were the number one ranked ODI side in the world. They were sharing the spot with South Africa and had to win 5-0 to become the sole owner.


Story first published:  Monday, October 13, 2014, 15:28 [IST]
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