India achieves a historic rating feat with their first ODI victory.

After defeating Australia, India rose to the top of the ODI rankings, achieving a unique feat in rankings history.

After defeating Australia, India ascended to the top of the MRF Tyres Men’s ODI Team Rankings, putting them on track to host the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

After winning the first ODI, India (116 rating points) surpassed archrival Pakistan (115) at the top of the standings. Australia is still third, but the distance between it and the top two has grown to 111 points.

As a consequence of the victory, India is now the No. 1 team in all forms, having previously held the top rank in Tests and T20Is.

India achieved the feat in the first ODI with a five-wicket victory over Australia. After stand-in skipper KL Rahul chose to field first, Mohammed Shami’s five-wicket haul was the highlight of their bowling innings.

In response, Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad each struck fifty and put on a 142-run opening stand. Despite losing a few quick wickets, fifties from Rahul and Surykumar Yadav helped the hosts to triumph.

The top of the ODI Team Rankings has been a scramble recently, with India, Pakistan, and Australia all vying for the top slot during the just finished Asia Cup and Australia’s ODI series against South Africa.

Despite failing to qualify for the Asia Cup Final, Pakistan retained their No. 1 ranking. During the Asia Cup and the South Africa series, both India and Australia had chances to reach the ODI summit but fell short.

As a result of the setback, Australia no longer has a chance to be ranked first going into the World Cup. However, if Australia wins the remaining two matches, Pakistan might still take the lead.

India is still in the driver’s seat, with a series victory ensuring the top slot heading into the big event at home.

India’s supremacy now stretches across all formats, with the team already ranked first in Tests and T20Is. This is only the second time in men’s cricket history that a team has held the top spot across all formats. Only South Africa had previously accomplished the feat in August 2012.

In the lengthier format, India has shown incredible consistency, reaching their second consecutive World Test Championship Final in June despite failing to cross the final frontier. Their recent bilateral series record is nearly pristine, with the lone blemish being a series loss to South Africa in 2021-22.

In T20Is, India advanced to the T20 World Cup semi-finals in 2022. Their record in bilateral T20I series is even more remarkable, with only one series loss in 14 since the T20 World Cup in 2021.