South Africa displaces India from top of ODI rankings

While India and South Africa have identical 120 points against their names, India is placed second on the basis of decimal points.

South Africa's players celebrate a Bangladeshi wicket during the second one day international match at Paarl on Thursday.   -  AFP

 

India on Thursday lost its numero uno status in ICC ODI rankings to South Africa following the Proteas’ win over Bangladesh in the second ODI.

According to the updated ICC ODI rankings, by virtue of South Africa’s 104-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI in Paarl, the Proteas jumped to the top spot, leapfrogging India.

While India and South Africa have identical 120 points against their names, India is placed second on the basis of decimal points.

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India had claimed the top spot in the ICC rankings following its 4-1 win over Australia at home recently. But India has a chance to reclaim its top spot as it hosts New Zealand in a three-match ODI series scheduled to begin in Mumbai on October 22.

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