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India regains 1st rank as Australia loses to England

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As the Australia lost their fourth one day international against England by 57 runs, India today regained back their No 1 ranking in the ICC ODI list, in the 13-team table

ICCDubai: As the Australia lost their fourth one day international against England by 57 runs, India today regained back their No 1 ranking in the ICC ODI list, 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 one dayer at Hamilton by 15 runs courtesy Duckworth-Lewis 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 Aussies 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 tomorrow’s third ODI against the Black Caps at Auckland, failing which they will again lose their top rank.

PTI

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