India regain No 1 ranking in ODIs
India’s defeat against New Zealand in the ODI at Hamilton saw them slip behind Australia in rankings © Getty Images
Dubai: Jan 24, 2014
India regained their No 1 ranking in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings list after Australia lost their fourth ODI against England by 57 runs thereby dropping to the second place in the 13-team table.
As per the latest ICC table, India are back on top with 117 points while Australia are second with 116 points.
India lost their No 1 spot in the ODI ranking on Wednesday when they lost to New Zealand in the second ODI at Hamilton by 15 runs courtesy Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method.
India were on 119 points before the second ODI against New Zealand while Australia were on 118 points. The defeat against New Zealand saw India losing a couple of points and slipped behind Australia at 117 points.
However the Australians were defeated by England who won their first international game of the three-month long tour due to which Australia lost two points and came down to 116.
But in order to maintain their top rank, India must win the third ODI against the Black Caps at Auckland — failing which they will again lose their top rank.