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Australia overtook India to top the ICC-ODI rankings by beating the hosts 2-1 in the three-game series. The visitors outclassed the hosts in the series decider, suffering a 21-run defeat to win the series in Chennai on Wednesday. Australia is now back at the top of the ICC ODI rankings, leaving India behind ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup.
With interim captain Steve Smith, Australia erased a 1-0 deficit to hand India a rare home defeat. India won the first one-day international of the series at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium by a five-wicket margin. The Australians then came back strong, winning the second one-day international tournament by 10 wickets and 39 overs to level the streak and create an exciting conclusion.
Australia snatched victory from India in the third ODI to emerge as a series winner. India suffered their first home loss in the ODI series since losing to Australia four years ago.
Australia have overtaken India as the number one team in the MRF Tires ICC Men’s ODI Rankings after their thrilling victory in Chennai. Australia now leads India by a slender margin at the top after their 21-run win, with the visitors accumulating 113,286 review points versus the men’s 112,638 in blue. India led Australia with 114 assessment points going in the latest ODI while Australia had 112.