Dubai: The Four-1 lead within the six-game ODI collection towards South Africa has ensured that India cemented its place on the high of the most recent ICC ODI Rankings for groups. Interestingly, Afghanistan rose to 10th after a string of high quality performances in current instances.India got here into the collection needing to win the collection Four-2 to say the highest spot and the Four-1 lead ensured that even when the Proteas win the ultimate recreation, Virat Kohli and boys will stay on the high. “Even if South Africa win the sixth and final ODI on Friday in Centurion, India will remain No.1 on 121 points, while South Africa will end on 119 points,” ICC mentioned in an announcement.
Afghanistan although must win the collection towards Zimbabwe if they’ve to stay within the top-10. This place was a results of the factors collected after their win over Zimbabwe within the third ODI in Sharjah.
India had entered the six-match collection in second place on 119 factors, two factors behind leaders South Africa. After taking a Four-1 lead, India have moved to 122 factors, whereas South Africa have dropped to 118 factors. If India win the collection 5-1, they are going to end on 123 factors, whereas South Africa will finish on 117 factors.
This is the primary time since October 2017 and fifth total that India have completed on high of the ODI rankings following the conclusion of a collection since rising to No.1 for the primary time in January 2013.
First Published: February 14, 2018, 1:09 PM IST