Australia cricket chief has elucidated that Pakistan is still the top-ranked T20 team in the ICC’s list. Meanwhile, the confusion created following Australia’s win in the T20 triangular series final against New Zealand.
Previously, Cricket Australia announced Australia would take the number one spot if they remain unbeaten in the series. Meanwhile, they achieved that feat beating New Zealand by 19 runs in a rain-affected encounter.
Australia produced a clinical performance to beat the Kiwis at their home. Batting first New Zealand managed to score 150 for 9. Tall and lanky spinner Ashton Agar returned with three wickets while Ross Taylor remained unbeaten on 40.
However, in reply, Australia banked D’Arcy Short’s 30 balls 50 to clinch the trophy. David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, and Aaron Finch also chipped in with useful contributions.
CA rectified their mistake:
In a statement yesterday, Cricket Australia clarified their mistake. The statement said a “clerical error” by the International Cricket Council meant the calculation was wrong and Pakistan retain the number one ranking.
Further, Australia were second on 125.65, 0.19 points behind Pakistan on 125.84. As a result, Australia is yet to become the top-ranked team since its inception in 2011.
Also, Australia is currently at third in Tests and fifth in one-dayers.
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