Pakistan Retain Top Ranking In T20Is After ICC’s ‘Clerical Error’



Pakistan high the T20I Team Rankings forward of Australia on decimal factors. © AFP


Pakistan will stay the No.1 ranked crew in Twenty20 internationals by a fraction of a degree, regardless of Australia’s unbeaten run of their T20 tri-series triumph additionally that includes New Zealand and England. According to cricket.com.au, a calculation offered by an ICC spokesperson final week had said that if Australia went unbeaten by means of the tri-series, they’d leapfrog Pakistan and be topped the brand new world No.1. However, the web site mentioned that ICC clarified on Wednesday, saying the preliminary calculation was a clerical error and it’s in reality Pakistan who’ve retained high spot on decimal factors.

When scores factors have been rounded off, ICC mentioned, Australia have been second on 125.65, zero.19 factors behind Pakistan on 125.84.

“Although both Australia and Pakistan are on 126 points, when the points are rounded off Australia finish on 125.65 points, 0.19 points behind Pakistan who aggregate 125.84 points,” an ICC press launch said.

Australia defeated New Zealand within the remaining at Eden Park in Auckland on Wednesday after having gained all their league matches within the match performed in a double-league format with England because the third crew.

It means Australia have nonetheless not been rated the primary T20 facet on the earth for the reason that shortest type of the sport started in 2011.

Australia are presently ranked third in Tests and fifth in one-dayers.

Meanwhile, India can shut in on the highest two with a series-clinching win within the third and remaining T20I towards South Africa however would drop to 118 factors in the event that they lose the match at Newlands, Cape Town on Saturday.

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