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Pakistan maintain their Number One T20 spot despite Australia winning Tri-series against Eng, NZ

Cricket Australia Said This Week That Australia Would Take The Number One Spot If They Were Unbeaten In The Tri-series, A Feat They Achieved With A 19-run Win Over New Zealand In Auckland On Wednesday.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Feb 2018, 10:36:03 AM
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New Delhi:

Australian cricket board has clarified that despite Australia's victory in the T20 tri-series also featuring New Zealand and England, Pakistan still maintains their number one place in the Twenty20 world rankings.

Cricket Australia said this week that Australia would take the number one spot if they were unbeaten in the tri-series, a feat they achieved with a 19-run win over New Zealand in Auckland on Wednesday.

But in a statement late yesterday, it said a "clerical error" by the International Cricket Council meant the calculation was wrong and Pakistan retain the number one ranking.

When ratings points were rounded off, it said, Australia were second on 125.65, 0.19 points behind Pakistan on 125.84.  It means Australia have still not been rated the number one T20 side in the world since the shortest form of the game began in 2011. Australia are currently ranked third in Tests and fifth in one-dayers.    

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First Published : 23 Feb 2018, 10:34:48 AM