Pak reduce gap with India in rankings

Updated: 22 June 2008 17:25 IST

Pakistan's triumph over India in the just-concluded tri-series in Bangladesh saw them close the gap by two rating points in the latest ICC ODI rankings.

Pak reduce gap with India in rankings
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Dubai:

Pakistan's triumph over India in the just-concluded tri-series in Bangladesh saw them close the gap by two rating points with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side in latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Sunday.

However, the 25-run victory over India in the finals of the tri-series last night was not enough to propel Shoaib Malik's men from the fifth spot, although it seriously dented India's chances of leapfrogging to the third spot toppling New Zealand.

A win against Pakistan last night would have propelled India two points ahead of Daniel Vettori's side.

Pakistan's victory also meant that it is now six points clear of Sri Lanka and England, who are languishing at the sixth and seventh spot.

South Africa and Australia continues to top the table, 14 points ahead of the Kiwis.

The ladder is lot more congested further down with just eight points separating New Zealand and seventh-placed England.

However, with the ODI series between the two sides up for grabs, there is every possibility of movements in the ladder board in the days to come.

A 5-0 win will see England join Pakistan on 111 points while New Zealand would slip to sixth position.

However, if the result is reverse, then Paul Collingwood's side will drop from 105 to 101 ratings points while New Zealand will extend its lead over fourth-placed India to five points.

1. South Africa
2. Australia
3. New Zealand
4. India
5. Pakistan
6. England
7. Sri Lanka
8. West Indies
9. Bangladesh
10. Ireland

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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