India vs Australia 2023

India become No. 1 ranked ODI team after defeating Australia in 1st ODI to achieve numero-uno status in all 3 formats

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand

September 22 2023
India become No. 1 ranked ODI team after defeating Australia in 1st ODI to achieve numero-uno status in all 3 formats

India became the second team to achieve rare feat in ICC Rankings.

Team India have achieved a rare historical feat in the ICC Rankings after the end of the first ODI against Australia. India after winning the first ODI in a 3-match series against Australia went up in the ICC ODI rankings and became the number one side. India dethroned Pakistan in ODIs to become the top-ranked team in all three formats. This is the first time in history India achieved the number one rank in all three formats at once and they are the only 2nd team to do so. 

India displace Pakistan:

Before Indian cricket team, the South African team had this rare achievement in August 2012, when they became number one in all three formats, including Tests, ODIs, and T20Is. Team India now have 116 rating points in the ODI table while Pakistan are ranked second with 115 points. Australia have suffered a two-point deficit after the first ODI loss against India at PCA Stadium in Mohali. To keep the position intact, India need to win one more ODI and complete the series win. 

ICC ODI team rankings as on 22nd September, 2023
ICC ODI team rankings as on 22nd September, 2023. (Image Source: ICC)

Australia have also lost their chance of going into the World Cup as the number one team as they needed a 3-0 win against India. Australia can still go to second place in the rankings and displace Pakistan if they manage to win the last two ODIs in Indore and Rajkot. India need one more win to keep their position intact and be the number one ranked team across formats for a longer period. India have got 118 rating points in Tests and 264 rating points in T20Is. 

Long wait comes to end

Indian Cricket team defeated Australia by 5 wickets to get their second win against Australia at PCA Stadium in Mohali after 27 years. India won their only game against Australia at this venue in the November 1996 Titan Cup. After that Australia kept their winning ways against India until the first ODI in the ongoing three-match series. Indian openers had a terrific game and added 142 runs for the first wicket to steer India’s 277 chase in the right direction. 

Shubman Gill (74) and Ruturaj Gaiwkad (71) played magnificent knocks. India restricted Australia to 276 runs, and Mohammed Shami outclassed Australian batters with his 5-wicket spell. Shami’s spell curtailed the Australian lower order that was once aiming for 300 runs total. Suryakumar Yadav (50) and captain KL Rahul (58) also contributed with their 80-run stand for the 5th wicket. 2nd ODI will be played at Holkar Stadium in Indore on 24th September. 

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