India leapfrog past Proteas

2011-10-25 19:28
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Johannesburg - A clinical India moved above South Africa into third position in the ICC ODI Championship table after producing a world champion-like performance against England.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side had started the series in fifth position on 112 ratings points, and after winning all the five ODIs, moved into third position on 118 ratings points.

In a sharp contrast, Alastair Cook's side has slipped from fourth position to fifth after dropping from 112 ratings points to 106.

They now lead sixth-placed Pakistan by just five ratings points, whose five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starts in Dubai on November 11.

However, India will slip to fourth if South Africa win the third and last ODI against Australia in Durban on Friday.

A South African win will put Hashim Amla's side in second place on 120 ratings points, one point ahead of India. In case of an Australian victory the Proteas will stay in fourth position, but will drop to 115 ratings points.

Zimbabwe's victory over New Zealand in Bulawayo on Tuesday earned them three ratings points. Zimbabwe, who successfully chased a 329-run target to win by one wicket, moved up to 47 ratings points.

On the contrary, New Zealand have dropped three ratings points and is now on 87 ratings points -- nine points ahead the West Indies.

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