India become No.1 ODI team with series sweep over New Zealand | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: A new season. New begining. And India begins the dawn of a new era in ODI cricket. Team India put on an all-round performance to take down New Zealand 3-0 and rise to the top of the standings ICC ODI Rankings on Tuesday.
India has recorded a series of matches to wipe out ODI at home. India left Sri Lanka empty-handed before scoring 3-0 against Black Caps.

India beat England, who became the first-place team just three days after New Zealand’s loss to India in the second ODI, to become the number one team in the ODI.
Winning the bilateral ODI series at home has become more than just a habit of Men in Blue. Incredibly, since 2009, of the 27 home bilateral series that India has played, the team has won 24 and lost only 3.
Shubman carriesIndia’s purple patch continued with India’s opener knocking down another century, the second installment of the series. Gill (112 of 78) scored his fourth ODI percentage to give India a 385/9 lead.
Rohit Sharma (101) also ended a three-year drought of his century by smashing his 30th ODI ton that put him in competition with former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who also had the same number of centuries in 375 match.


In response, New Zealand’s top orders performed much better. Devon Conway (138) important partnership stage but Shardul Thakur (3/45) and Kuldeep Yadav (3/62) regularly beat Black Caps with a score of 295 in 41.2 rounds.
The UK is currently behind India with New Zealand dropping to fourth place. All three teams had 113 points ahead of Tuesday’s game, with their totals being the deciding difference.
India currently has 114 rating points higher than the UK at 113, while Australia moves up to third place with 112 rating points.
But England will have a chance to retain the top spot if they win the upcoming ODI series against South Africa 3-0.


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