India ahead of arch-rivals Pakistan in ODI rankings with massive win over England

India beat England by 10 wickets, ending the 50-over competition in just 18.4 overs, as pacer Jasprit Bumrah posted a career-best 19/6. Thanks to Bumrah’s devastating bowling, Jos Buttler-led England were bowled out for 110 in 25.2 overs before Rohit Sharma (76 not out) and Shikhar Dhawan (31 not out) completed the easy run chase in 18.4 overs.

With the big win, India have moved up to the third spot in the ICC ODI team rankings. Before the game, India were fourth with 105 points but the win took them to 108 rating points, leaving Pakistan behind at 106.

New Zealand continues to top the table with 126 ratings points while England are second with 122.

Bumrah’s six wickets reduced England to the lowest score against India in ODIs. The rest of the pacers rallied around Bumrah, with Mohammed Shami taking three and the famous Krishna taking one.

Since being appointed as the permanent captain, Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten run in ODIs continues, taking it to four out of four wins.

Pakistan moved up India to fourth in the rankings last month after a clean sweep over the West Indies and dropped to third after Australia’s loss to Sri Lanka. However, his stay at No 3 was short, with India claiming the spot.

India could extend their lead further before Pakistan play their next ODIs, the remaining two ODIs against England and the three-match series against West Indies later this month.

Conversely, according to the ICC, losing the last two matches of the series against England could push India to the fourth spot behind Pakistan.

Pakistan’s next ODI assignment is against the Netherlands in Rotterdam next month, with Babar Azam’s side playing three 50-over matches over a period of five days.

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