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ICC T20I Rankings: India Go Seven Points Clear On Top After Australia Series Victory At Home

India are currently having 268 rating points seven ahead of second-placed England. The Rohit Sharma-led side defeated Australia 2-1 in the T20 series.

Indian players celebrate after winning the T20I series against Australia.
Indian players celebrate after winning the T20I series against Australia. Twitter (@imVkohli)

India went seven rating points clear of England at the top of the ICC T20 rankings following their narrow series win over Australia in Hyderabad. Down 0-1 against the touring Australia, the Rohit Sharma-led India bounced back in style to level the series in Nagpur before Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav's fifties in the deciding rubber on Sunday sealed a 2-1 win. (More Cricket News)

The six-wicket final over win improved their ranking by one point to 268 points, a seven-point lead over their closest rival in England in the ICC T20 rankings released on Monday. The upcoming three-match series against South Africa will give India a chance to consolidate their lead at the top ahead of the World Cup in Australia.

The Proteas occupy third place on the team rankings with 258 points, but could stake their claim when they in the upcoming series commencing at Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. Incidentally it was Pakistan's narrow three-run win over England in the fourth game in Karachi on Sunday that helped India increase their lead.

That series remains tied at two games apiece, with plenty of ranking points still to play for during the final three matches in Lahore. Pakistan are currently tied with South Africa for third place on the team rankings with 258 points, but could rise as high as second by winning the remaining three matches against England.

England on the other hand will maintain second place on the rankings should they win one of those contests. Reigning World Cup champions Australia, who are placed sixth, dropped one point to 250 following their series loss to India.

Australia are slated to play six matches -- against West Indies, England and India (warm-up) -- before they get the chance to defend their trophy at home.

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