India clinch number-one ODI ranking after South Africa series win

By: Express Web Desk |
Published: February 14, 2018 1:48 am

India are now the top-ranked side in Tests and ODIs. (Source: AP)

India took a fair lead over South Africa to become the top-ranked team in ICC ODI Rankings after the 73-run win on Tuesday at Port Elizabeth. The win gave India an unassailable 4-1 lead in the six-match ODI series. Irrespective of how the final ODI in Centurion pans out, India will remain the top-ranked side in the world. Virat Kohli captained India are also the top-ranked Test side.

India came into the six-match series in second spot on 119 points with South Africa leading by 121 runs. After taking a 2-0 lead in the series, India unofficially took the top-spot but now things will become official when the series concludes. After the 4-1 lead, India move to 122 points while South Africa drop to 118…

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