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India shoots up to number one spot in ICC T20 rankings

PTI 01 Feb 2016, 0:01:51 IST

Sydney: India today became the number one side in the ICC T20 rankings after whitewashing Australia in the three-match series here today.

India emerged victorious in the third and the last T20I against Australia by 7 wickets.

Chasing down a massive total of 198 runs, India clinched the win at the very last ball.

With this win India has managed a clean sweep of 3-0 against Australia.

India, who are also the number one in Tests, overtook the West Indies to reach the top spot in the shortest format.

India have 120 rating points, two more than the Caribbean unit. Sri Lanka also have 118 rating points like the West Indies but they are third in the charts.

India have hit top form in the T20 format ahead of the World T20 to be held at home in March-April. They had famously won the inaugural World T20 in South Africa in 2007.

England (117 rating points) are fourth in the rankings ahead of New Zealand (116), South Africa (115), Pakistan (113) and Australia (110). Afghanistan (80) and Scotland (66) round up the top-10.

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