South Africa clinches top spot in ODI, India slips to second

Oct 20, 2017 12:22 IST
India looses top spot in ICC ODI rankings

India lost its number one spot on 19 October 2017 in International Cricket Council (ICC) One Day International (ODI) rankings to South Africa. South Africa's 104-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI in Paarl pushed it to the top spot.

India had claimed the top rank in the ICC rankings as a result of its 4-1 win over Australia.

While India and South Africa have equal 120 points against their name, India is placed second on the basis of decimal points.

However, India has a chance to regain its top spot as it plays against New Zealand in a three-match ODI series scheduled to begin from 22 October 2017 in Mumbai.

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• International Cricket Council (ICC) is the international governing body of cricket.

• It was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from England, Australia and South Africa.

• It was renamed the International Cricket Conference in 1965, and got its present name in 1989.

• It looks after the playing conditions and Code of Conduct for international fixtures, expanding the game and organising the major international tournaments, including the World Cup.

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