Indias ranking jumped after Zimbabwes victory India above Pakistan

By Priyansh - August 23, 2022 - Last updated on Sep 27, 2022 03:57 AM Indias ranking jumped after Zimbabwes victory India above Pakistan

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Indias ranking jumped after Zimbabwes victory India above Pakistan

India won the ODI series against Zimbabwe by a margin of 3-0 and consolidated their position in the ICC rankings. India now has 111 rating points and is four points ahead of fourth-ranked Pakistan. On the other hand, Pakistans team also had a clean sweep against the Netherlands and they are at number four after India in the rankings. However, this victory of Pakistan has definitely reduced their difference of points from India. Now only 4 points are left between the two teams.

New Zealands team is still at number one with 124 points. New Zealand recently defeated West Indies 2-1 in the ODI series. England is currently involved in the World Test Championship series against South Africa.

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India vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI

The Men in Blue were looking for a series whitewash and Team India skipper KL Rahul had luck on his side as he won the toss and decided to bat first. Shubman Gill scored his maiden international century and carried the bat till the final over. He departed for 130 runs in just 97 balls. Ishan Kishan scored a half-century in 61 balls before heading back to the pavilion. India finished their innings at 289 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Zimbabwe chasing 290 runs for victory did not have the best of start, losing wickets at regular intervals. Sikandar Raza staged a fight back for Zimbabwe to bring the team back into the contest with the support of Brad Evans (28 off 36). The duo shared a 104-run partnership off 77 balls for the eighth wicket and looked like pulling off a victory.

Rezas dismissal in the penultimate over following Shubman Gills terrific catch changed the momentum of the match as India ran away with the victory. Zimbabwes innings ended at 276 in 49.3 overs.

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India can be no.2 in Oct-Nov

In October, Team India will have a chance to strengthen their position by defeating South Africa. At the same time, Pakistans team will now play ODI matches after the T20 World Cup. It will not be easy for Pakistan to win in Australia. In such a situation, the danger of Team India falling behind Pakistan is almost over. The South African team is currently on a tour of England and if they perform well in the ODI series here, the condition of this team will improve and Englands rating points will come down.

ICC ODI Rankings, India Above Pakistan

Team Indias series win saw them improve their ODI ranking by 111 rating points placing them third overall, while Pakistan with 107 rating points, is placed below India in the fourth spot after winning the series against the Netherlands. Currently, England is currently involved in the World Test Championship series against South Africa. The Kiwis next play Australia in three-match ODI series and a loss could see them slip to the second spot and make England the new leader in the rankings.

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