India slips to fifth place in ICC ODI rankings

Updated: 03 September 2008 08:16 IST

Despite their historic 3-2 series-win against Sri Lanka, India has dropped to fifth place in the ICC ODI Championship table, released on Saturday.

India slips to fifth place in ICC ODI rankings

Dubai:

Despite their historic 3-2 series-win against Sri Lanka, India has dropped to fifth place in the ICC ODI Championship table, released on Saturday.

England replaced India at the fourth place and has second position within touching distance after winning three consecutive matches against South Africa in the home series.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side had started in fourth place on 112 ratings points and finished the series in fifth place at 113.

India's defeat by 112 runs by the Duckworth-Lewis Method in the fifth and final ODI however did not cost it any place after England comfortably won its third match of the five-match series by 126 runs at The Oval.

Had India won the series 4-1, it would have risen to 115 ratings points as compared to Sri Lanka's 104.

If England manages to complete a series sweep against South Africa, it would jump to second place on 118 ratings points while South Africa would be on equal points with New Zealand but behind the Black Caps when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point.

If England wins the series 4-1 it will sit just behind India by a fraction of a point. In that case, South Africa will retain second place on the table but will have slipped to 119 points after starting the series on 128.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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