India reach number one in all three cricket formats

After defeating Australia in the opening ODI on Friday, India became just the second side in men’s cricket history to hold the top rank across all three formats.

With their most recent triumph, the Indian team, who will soon host the World Cup, has surpassed their longtime nemesis Pakistan to take the top spot in the one-day standings.

They already held the top spot in international Test and T20 competitions.

The accomplishment had only been accomplished before by South Africa in 2012, according to the International Cricket Council.

India now has 116 rating points, one more than Pakistan, following their five-wicket victory over Australia in Mohali.

However, if Australia, which has 111 points, wins the final two games of the series, a World Cup warm-up, the hosts risk falling farther down the standings.

India will enter the championship match as the top-ranked ODI side in the world if they win the series.

India, who last week defeated Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cup for the eighth time, were in fine form as they easily defeated Pat Cummins’ group.

Before half-centuries from Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav sealed the victory for the home team, Mohammed Shami grabbed five wickets to restrict Australia to 276.

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