ICC ODI Rankings: Team India ahead of arch-rivals Pakistan after 10-wicket win against England

Helped by a clinical 10-wicket win against England at the Kennington Oval on Tuesday India To beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the latest ICC ODI rankings. After bundled out Jos Buttler and Co for 110, the Men in Blue chased down an easy total in just 18.4 overs on a difficult wicket. Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten streak in ODIs since his appointment as Virat Kohli’s successor continued the winning streak, leading to four out of four wins.

India has reached the third position in the ranking list. Before the game, the Men in Blue were placed fourth with 105 points, but the win took them to 108 rating points, leaving Pakistan behind at 106.

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Ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah was primarily the wrecker with six wickets, which reduced England to the lowest total (110) against India in ODIs. The rest of the pacers rallied around Bumrah, with Mohammed Shami taking three and the famous Krishna taking one.

During the chase, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan took India home with an unbeaten 114 in 18.4 overs. The Indian captain reached the 50-run mark with his third six of the innings with a smooth hook off Brydon Chase at fine leg. He pulled off the chase for his fifth maximum at the end of the innings before Dhawan hit the winning boundary.

Meanwhile, New Zealand continues to top the table with 126 ratings points while England are second with 122.

Pakistan moved up India to fourth in the rankings last month after a clean sweep over the West Indies and dropped to third after Australia’s loss to Sri Lanka. However, his stay at No 3 was short, with India claiming the spot.

India could extend their lead further before Pakistan play their next ODIs, the remaining two ODIs against England and the three-match series against West Indies later this month.

Conversely, if India loses the last two matches of the series against England, India could fall behind Pakistan and come fourth.

Pakistan’s next ODI assignment is against the Netherlands in Rotterdam next month, with Babar Azam’s side playing three 50-over matches over a period of five days.

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