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New Zealand knocked off ODI Rankings Top Spot by India

Following a humbling loss by India at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur, New Zealand has fallen to second place in the current ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings. Meanwhile, England has been promoted and is presently atop the lists.

The Black Caps led the table with 115 points before to the commencement of the second ODI. England came in second with 113 points, Australia came in third with 112 points, and India came in fourth with 111 points. After the second ODI, India is currently third on the standings, with England and New Zealand in first and second place, respectively.

The Men in Blue crushed the Tom Latham-led side, winning the second ODI by eight wickets. When asked to bat first, the Kiwis struggled to get going against India’s pacers. The Rohit Sharma-led team got off to a flying start as Mohammed Shami dismissed Finn Allen in the opening over. Mohammed Siraj, who had just dismissed Henry Nicholls for 2, subsequently joined the party.

The New Zealand squad was constantly on the back foot as a result of India’s excellent start and was dismissed for just 108 runs. Shami was the standout with the ball, claiming three crucial wickets and being named Player of the Match.

In terms of run chase, the Indian hitters easily surpassed the total. Skipper Rohit Sharma was outstanding from the outset, scoring a superb half-century. However, he failed to stay undefeated and was bowled out in the 15th over by Henry Shipley. At the other end, Shubman Gill (40*) remained strong and finished the game as India chased the score down in 20.1 overs.