Dubai: India retained the number one spot in the latest ODI team rankings while Virat Kohli maintained the number two position with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni static at the seventh place in the batting chart released here. (India Consolidate No. 1 ODI Ranking With Series Whitewash vs Sri Lanka)
Meanwhile, following Wednesday's third ODI in Canberra in which Australia defeated South Africa by 73 runs, George Bailey's charges have leapfrogged into second place on the ICC ODI Team Rankings and are just two points adrift of leader and 2011 World Cup champion India who have 117 points.
If Australia win the two remaining ODIs, they will move into first place on 117 points, edging out India by one-fifth of a ratings point. A Proteas victory on Friday and then on Sunday would see South Africa return to second place, a point adrift of India and Australia drop to third. (Read: India Reject Spicy Options for Aussie Tour)