Double blow to Team India! The throne of number one had to be lost along with the series
The three-match ODI series between India and Australia concluded on Thursday (March 22). Australia defeated India by 21 runs to clinch the series in Chennai. Due to this defeat, the Indian team suffered a double loss. The Indian team, which has been ranked number one in the world ODI rankings for many years, had to come down due to this defeat.
Before the start of this three-match bilateral series, the Indian team was ranked number one in the ODI World Rankings. Since the Indian team has been consistently winning the series at home, the Indian team was naturally considered as the contender for the series win. However, the Australian team made a brilliant comeback from behind to win the series. Due to this, the Indian team had to lose at home after as many as 26 series. Also the Indian team lost the top position in the ranking.
We have a new World No.1
Australia climb to the top of the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings after the series victory against India
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— ICC (@ICC) March 22, 2023
According to the new rankings, India and Australia have the same 113 points, while Australia is ahead by a difference of 10 points. After that, New Zealand is in the third place and England is in the fourth place. On the same tour, Australia also retained their top spot in the Test rankings, after losing two Tests with one win and one draw.
The Chennai ODI gained importance as the Indian team won the first match at Mumbai and the second match at Visakhapatnam was won by the Australian team. Australia team scored 269 runs on the strength of useful contribution from all the batsmen. Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya fought for the Indian team while chasing these runs. However, Australia’s spinners lifted the game at crucial moments to give Australia a historic series win.
(Australia Top ICC ODI Rankings India Slips At Two After Chennai Loss)
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