The 21 runs defeat by the visitors-Australia at the 4th ODI, cost India their pole position in the current ICC ODI rankings. It would have been 10 back to back wins for India and 12 consecutive losses away from home for Australia in ODIs.Losing their winning streak caused India to slip into 2nd position and South Africa managed to reclaim their number one spot.
India had secured the top spot after the 3rd ODI win against Australia acquiring 120 ratings points.India lost 1 point after the defeat and with 119 rating points the same number as the South Africans,cost their No.1 spot just by a margin of decimal points.
The visitors gained one rating point, remained at the No.3 spot.Australia ensured being at the third spot even if they lose in the fifth ODI.
Here are the latest ODI rankings released by International Cricket Council (ICC) at the conclusion of the fourth ODI between India and Australia in Bengaluru .
Meanwhile, Australia can improve their tally to 116 rating points should they win the final ODI of the series. In such a scenario, India will slip to 118 rating points but still retain their number two position.