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Dubai, Nov 20: Australia leadpfrogged South Africa to take the second place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings, according the latest chart released Thursday. Australia, who have 115 points, are leading an ongoing five-match ODI series against South Africa 2-1 and if they manage win the next two matches, they will move into first place with 117 points, edging out India by one-fifth of a point, as per the ICC release. Also Read - COVID-19 Aftermath: Australia Faces Recession For First Time in 30 Years
However, a South African victory in the next two matches would see the A.B. de Villiers-led side return to the second spot, a point adrift of India with Australia dropping to third. Also Read - ICC Rankings 2020: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Maintain Top Spots in ODIs; Zak Crawley And James Anderson Make Big Gain in Test Tally
Meanwhile, Aaron Finch’s knock of 109 runs in the third ODI has elevated him 20 places to the 21st position in the batting rankings. In the bowling rankings, Mitchell Starc is the highest mover after Wednesday’s victory, up 10 places to the 37th position.