Dubai : World champions India climbed to the third position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings with a 5-0 win over England.
South Africa can leapfrog Sri Lanka and India into second position if it beats Australia in Durban Friday. Zimbabwe earned three ratings points for a historic victory against New Zealand in third ODI.
A clinical India has moved into third position in the ICC ODI Championship table after producing a world champion-like performance against England, which has helped it to wrap up the series 5-0.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni?s side started the series in fifth position on 112 ratings points. After winning all five ODIs, it has 118 ratings points.
In a sharp contrast, Alastair Cook?s side has slipped from fourth position to fifth after dropping from 112 ratings points to 106.
It now leads sixth-placed Pakistan by just five ratings points whose five-ODI series against Sri Lanka starts here from Nov 11.
However, India will slip to fourth if South Africa wins the third and last ODI against Australia in Durban Friday.
A South Africa win will put Hashim Amla?s side in second place on 120 ratings points, one ratings point ahead of India. In case of Australia?s victory, the Proteas will stay in fourth position but will drop to 115 ratings points.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe?s historic victory over New Zealand in Bulawayo Tuesday has earned it three ratings points.
Zimbabwe, which successfully chased a 329-run target to win by one wicket, moved up to 47 ratings points.
On the contrary, New Zealand dropped three ratings points and are now on 87 ratings points - nine points ahead of the West Indies.
1. Australia 129 rating points
2. Sri Lanka 119
3. India 118
4. South Africa 117
5. England 106
6. Pakistan 101
7. New Zealand 87
8. West Indies 78
9. Bangladesh 63
10. Zimbabwe 47
11. Ireland 41
12. The Netherlands 15
13. Kenya 0 .(IANS)