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Thursday , April 3 , 2014
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Team India claim the top position

Calcutta: Riding their superb unbeaten run in the World Twenty20 so far, the Indian cricket team toppled Sri Lanka to clinch the top spot in the ICC rankings issued on Wednesday.

“India has moved ahead of Sri Lanka into the No.1 position on the ICC T20I Team Rankings Table,” the ICC said in a statement.

India gained seven ratings points after remaining unbeaten in their group engagements in Bangladesh to finish on 130, bringing them on par with Sri Lanka. But when ratings were calculated beyond the decimal point, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side found themselves ranked higher.

With both India and Sri Lanka through to the semi-finals, both have a chance to either retain or reclaim the No. 1 position.

West Indies and Australia have swapped positions. West Indies are now ranked fifth with a gain of five ratings points and are now on 115.