India reclaim number one rank in ODIs

India on Sunday snatched the number one rank from England in one-dayers, courtesy their impressive 3-2 series-win over the visitors. India lost the fifth ODI here today by seven wickets but it was a dead rubber.

India, which started the series in third place at 117 ratings points, ended at 119 to re-claim the top spot in the ICC ODI Championhsip table after a gap of three years. England, which had started on 121 ratings points, slipped to 119 ratings points after the series loss, only to see India finish ahead of it by 0.2 when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point.

India had become the number-one ranked side after winning the third match of the series on January 19 and then held onto the spot thereafter. England had gained the number-one spot in September 2012, while it is the second time since September 2009 that India has topped the current ranking system since it was introduced in 2002.Read more
Courtesy : cricketnext.in.com

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