Press Esc to close
Friday 27 March 2015
News updated at 10:42 AM IST
Weather
Max: 34.5°C
Min : 22.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

India fall to no. 2; need to level series to reclaim top spot

Dubai, Jan 26, 2014, (PTI)
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. PTI File Photo.

India once again slipped to number two position in the latest ICC rankings and now need to win the final two one-dayers against New Zealand to reclaim the top spot from the current table-toppers Australia, who acquired the position today after beating England 4-1 in five-game series.

India, initially, lost the number one ranking to Australia after going down 0-2 against New Zealand, but England's win in the fourth ODI on Friday had put the Indians back on top.

But Australia today registered a five-wicket win in the fifth and final ODI at Adelaide to take the series as well as the number one position in the ODI rankings table.

India, who are trailing 0-2, need to win remaining two games against New Zealand to climb up the ladder again. The third ODI between India and New Zealand had ended in a tie yesterday.

Australia started the series in second place with 114 ratings points, while England (111) were in third place.

At the conclusion of the series, Australia have earned three ratings points to finish atop the table with 117 ratings points, on par with India, but when ratings was calculated beyond the decimal point, Michael Clarke's men were ranked ahead of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side.

England, on the other hand, have dropped two ratings points to finish on 109 in fourth place, one behind South Africa.

If India win both the matches it will go to the top with a gain of one ratings point to end at 118, one ahead of Australia.

But if it lose even one of the two matches, India will stay in second place with a loss of one ratings point at 116, one behind Australia. Loss in both the matches will mean India drop two ratings points to finish on 115 in second place, two behind Australia.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
An Auto driver seen upset outside theTV showroom as he was watching...

An Auto driver seen upset outside theTV showroom as he was watching...

Angry cricket fans burn the posters of Virat Kohli and Bollywood...

Angry cricket fans burn the posters of Virat Kohli and Bollywood...

Indian cricket fans react as India bats against Australia during their...

Indian cricket fans react as India bats against Australia during their...

Indian supporters wait in the stands following their team's...

Indian supporters wait in the stands following their team's...

India's Virat Kohli (C) and team mates react after Australia won their...

India's Virat Kohli (C) and team mates react after Australia won their...

India's batsmen Umesh Yadav (L) and Mohammed Shami walk off the...

India's batsmen Umesh Yadav (L) and Mohammed Shami walk off the...

Australia's teammates look at India's batsmen Umesh Yadav's face after his...

Australia's teammates look at India's batsmen Umesh Yadav's face after his...

Australian team mates react after they won their Cricket World Cup semi-final...

Australian team mates react after they won their Cricket World Cup semi-final...

Actress and newly appointed AICC National Spokesperson Kushboo...

Actress and newly appointed AICC National Spokesperson Kushboo...

Saina Nehwal at India Open...

Saina Nehwal at India Open...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523