India attain pole position in ICC ODI Rankings

India are on a nine match unbeaten streak
India are on a nine match unbeaten streak
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India have gone on to attain the top position in the International Cricket Council ODI rankings following their convincing win over Australia in the third game of the series in Indore on Sunday.

Chasing a huge total of 295 runs, India did it comfortably in 47.5 overs with five wickets in hand after fluent half-centuries from Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Hardik Pandya that helped them wrap up the series 3-0.

Virat Kohli's men (120 points) now have surpassed South Africa (119) and Australia are having a lead of one-point lead at the top and have become the first ever Indian team to attain the first position in both Test and ODI rankings since its inception.

The win on Sunday was also India's ninth consecutive victory in the format that also includes a 0-5 series whitewash in Sri Lanka, thereby levelling their previous best streak.

Meanwhile, World Champions Australia are down to 114 points and have barely managed to hold on their third position with a one point lead over England (113) and if Eoin Morgan's side wins the remaining games against West Indies in the ongoing series, they can go past their Ashes rivals.

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