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Maxwell, Rohit make progress in ICC ODI rankings

Maxwell, Rohit make progress in ICC ODI rankings
Rohit Sharma ended as the leading run-scorer in the recently concluded ODI series in Australia.
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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.

Rohit scored 441 runs in the five games which included two centuries and a 99 at a whopping average of 110.25 which saw him climb seven places to number five spot replacing his skipper MS Dhoni.

During the fifth ODI in Sydney, he went past the 5000-run landmark as well and was rewarded with the man of the series award for his electrifying performances. 

Maxwell on the other hand managed to score 169 runs from four games including a match-winning 96 in the third game in Melbourne.

The swashbuckling all-rounder is currently positioned at number eight which is the highest among the Australian batsmen.

George Bailey (14th), Steven Smith (15th) and David Warner (18th) are the other Australian batsmen to feature in top 20 list. 

For India, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan continue to remain unchanged at number two and seven positions respectively, after being among the runs in the series.

South African captain AB de Villiers continues to lead the list with Hashim Amla at number three and New Zealand's Kane Williamson at fourth position. 

Mitchell Starc who missed the series has slipped to the third position, allowing New Zealand's Trent Boult to the pole position closely followed by Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan at number two.

After playing just two games, Ravichandran Ashwin also loses his grip on the 10th position while John Hastings has climbed to the 49th place after an impressive series.

Despite a 4-1 series defeat, India continue to remain in the second position with a one-point lead over third ranked South Africa.

However, Australia have extended their lead over second ranked India by 15 rating points.

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