POSTED: Monday September 14th 2009
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India moves up to number-two position on Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship
Three teams will be fighting for top spot at ICC Champions Trophy
India has moved back up to second position in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship table following its 46-run victory over Sri Lanka in the final of the tri-nation series played at R Premadasa Stadium on Monday.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team had briefly enjoyed top spot in the team rankings after beating New Zealand earlier in the series but within 24 hours it had slipped to third position after it was well beaten by the home side on 12 September, the same day Australia beat England by seven wickets at Lord’s to sneak ahead into second position.
But this latest victory puts India back to within a single ratings point of South Africa and with just two points separating first from third in the table, everything is set up nicely for a rankings showdown at the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, which gets underway in South Africa on 22 September.
Before then Australia could go top of the rankings if it manages a clean sweep against England. Already four-nil up in the seven-ODI series, Ricky Ponting’s team will nudge ahead of the Proteas if it wins the fifth and sixth matches but will need to win the last one as well to stay there.
For more information go to www.reliancemobileiccrankings.com.
Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship (as of 14 September, after the tri-series in Sri Lanka and four matches in the seven-ODI series between England and Australia)
Rank Team Rating
1 South Africa 127
2 India 126
3 Australia 125
5 Pakistan 109
7 Sri Lanka 108
6 New Zealand 105
7 England 104
8 West Indies 78
9 Bangladesh 55
10 Zimbabwe 26
11 Ireland 25
12 Kenya 0
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