Team India overtakes Pakistan in latest ICC ODI team rankings after winning the 1st ODI vs England
On Tuesday, India registered a clinical performance to beat the World Champions, England, in the first ODI of the three-match series. The Men in Blue thrashed England by 10 wickets and registered their biggest win against England in the history of ODIs. With this win, the visitors have taken a 1-0 lead in the series.
It was a dominating performance from the Indians, with Jasprit Bumrah and skipper Rohit Sharma leading the victory. This victory has also helped Team India to overtake arch-rivals Pakistan in the latest ODI team rankings.
The Rohit-led team that was placed at fourth place in the ODI team rankings prior to the first ODI with 105 points, has moved to third place with a total of 108 points. That has left Pakistan at fourth place with 106 points.
New Zealand are at the top with 126 points, and the English team is sitting in second position with 122 rating points. India is also the only team currently that is sitting in the top three in all three formats. In T20Is, India is at the top, while in Test rankings, the team is in second place.
Speaking of the match, Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bowl first under the overcast conditions. His decision was proved right by the two opening Indian bowlers, and they just ripped through the strong batting line-up of the English team. England lost their first five wickets for just 26 runs.
However, they were lucky and didn't get all out for their score, but Indian pacers dismissed them for just 110 in 25.2 overs. It was England's lowest total against India in ODIs. India's ace pacer, Jasprit Bumrah, registered his career best and best figure against England. He ended up with 6/19 and Shami picked up 3/31.
In reply, it was that India didn't make any mistakes and chased it down comprehensively. Both openers were clinical in the chase and India made 114/0 in 18.4 overs, winning by 10 wickets and with 31.2 overs to spare. Skipper looked good and scored 76* off just 58 balls, including six boundaries and five maximums.
He also completed 250 ODI sixes and became the first Indian to do so, while Shikhar Dhawan also gave him support and scored 31* runs, including four boundaries. The pair also completed 5000 ODI runs together and registered their 18th century stand.