After defeating Australia in the 2nd ODI India achieves No 1 position in the ICC ODI Ranking

In the ICC ODI ranking, India jumped from the second position to top position. India achieved to top position after a smashing win in past 2 ODI matches against Australia. After getting success continuously in 2 ODI matches, India team left Southe Africa and reached the top position in the ICC ODI Ranking 2017 currently.

Indian team is standing at the top position with 120 pints. While the second place in ICC ODI Ranking 2017 is taken by South Africa. They are standing at the 2nd place with 119 points. As per the points of the both team, the top position fluctuates. While the Australia team is standing at the third place in the ODI ranking with 115 points.

If Indian team get success to win the upcoming One-day Internation matches of the Australia tour of India. If in the ODI series India defeat Australia by 5-0 then Indian team could stand at the top position for a long time. Otherwise, it is very difficult to stand at the top position. Let’s move below to check out how did India defeat Australian in past 2 ODI matches.

The first ODI match was played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on 17 September 2017. In the first match, India set up a challenging target of 281 by losing 7 wickets in 50 overs. From the Indian side, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya played a smashing inning. MS Dhoni scored 79 runs while Hardik Pandya scored 83 runs.

Due to rain match reduced to 21 over from 50 overs. While chasing the target, The entire Australian batsmen could score only 137-9. Thus they faced loss by 21 runs.

In the second ODI match, India could score a decent target of 252 runs by losing 10 wickets. India team could score the challenging target of 252 only due to smashing inning of Virat Kohli of 92 runs.

When Australia team was chasing the target of 253. The entire Australian batting lineup collapsed very brutally. Thus they could score only 202 runs. Thus in the 2nd ODI match, India defeated Australia by 50 runs.