India move up to second place in ODI rankings

October 25th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Virender Sehwag Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) India moved up to second place in the Reliance Mobile International Cricket Council’s ODI Championship table after their 1-0 series win over Australia.

India gained two points to be placed second behind Australia. South Africa is on third place while Sri Lanka is at fourth position.

Australia, who conceded two ratings points after their five-wicket loss in the second ODI at Visakhapatnam, now sit on 130 ratings points, 13 ahead of second-placed India.

In the player’s rankings, South African Hashim Amla, who had a successful series against Zimbabwe, climbed two places to share second position with Australia batsman Mike Hussey.

South African AB de Villiers, who earlier this month won the ICC ODI Player of the Year award, held on to the top position after scoring two centuries against Zimbabwe.

India’s Virat Kohli, who scored a match-winning 118 against Australia at Visakhapatnam, jumped 11 places to 13th.

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni went down two places to fourth. Virender Sehwag is in seventh position while Sachin Tendulkar gained two places to eighth.

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, the leading run-getter in the series against New Zealand with 213 runs, climbed 15 places to 26th.

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori continues to lead the bowlers rankings. Shakib holds the second position and England off-spinner Graeme Swann third.

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