The Indian team has ascended to the top position in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings after South Africa slipped to the third spot following their 2-1 defeat against England in the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy.
Virat Kohli struck an unbeaten 90 following which the Indian spinners spun a web around Australia, who were bowled out for 151 in a chase of 189 runs in the first Twenty20 International in Adelaide giving the visitors a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma have progressed into the top 10 of International Cricket Council One-Day International rankings for batsmen after impressive performances in the recently concluded series.
Australian captain Steven Smith has blamed poor fielding effort and their inability to finish the innings with the bat as the reasons for the defeat against India in the fifth One-Day International in Sydney.
A wonderful maiden hundred by Manish Pandey helped India become the first team to successfully chase down a 300-plus score in and against Australia while also halting their 19-match winning streak at home in the fifth One-Day International in Sydney ending the series 4-1 in favour of the home side.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann revealed that he did not think Australia will be able to win the fourth One-Day International against India in Canberra when the visitors were positioned at 277 for one.
In the span of two months, South Africa lost two things extremely valuable - their decade long invincibility in away tours and their coveted number one Test ranking. India ensured the first, England affected the second.
Kane Richardson produced one of the finest spell at death ending up with a five-wicket haul to snatch a 25-run victory for Australia after majestic centuries from Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan ended in vain for India in the fourth One-Day International in Canberra.
Former Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila has been banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India while Mumbai's Hiken Shah has been handed a five-year suspension for their involvement in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal.
The Australian selectors have included off-spinner Nathan Lyon in the squad for the remaining two One-Day Internationals against India while the top performers in the Big Bash League have been rewarded with Twenty20 International spots.
The executive committee chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi stated that Pakistan will not tour India until the Board of Control for Cricket in India fulfills their contractual obligations.