New Zealand moved into third place in the latest ICC Team Rankings for One-Day Internationals following their 2-0 series win over Australia, swapping places with India, who are now placed fourth in the rankings.
New Zealand won the first and the final ODI of the just-concluded Chappell-Hadlee series, while the second game was abandoned. New Zealand added two points to their tally and now have 113 points, while India are just one behind on 112.
Meanwhile, as Australia hurtled to a series loss against New Zealand, resulting in them losing two points to join the second-ranked South Africa on 118 points.
However, Australia are still perched on top of the table on the basis of decimal points.
South Africa, who have already clinched the five-match series against Sri Lanka 3-0, need to win the remaining two games to leapfrog Australia as the No.1 ranked team in the rankings. In that scenario, South Africa will have 119 points to Australia’s 118.