ICC Men’s Team ODI Ranking 2023: Tom Latham-led New Zealand slipped out of their number 1 position in the ICC Men’s Team ODI ranking after suffering a resounding defeat against India in the 2nd ODI in Raipur. Following the embarrassing defeat, New Zealand dropped to second place in the ODI rankings while England plunged to number 1 of the ranking.
Ahead of the start of India vs New Zealand ODI series, the Kiwis were placed comfortably atop the ODI ranking chart with 115 rating points followed by England and Australia at number two and three with 113 and 112 rating points respectively. Team India was seated in the fourth position with 111 points.
However, the ranking chart saw a significant movement after India won two of the opening games against New Zealand in the ongoing three-match ODI series. The Men in Blue gained two points and jumped to third place replacing Australia. Meanwhile, New Zealand was demoted to second place after losing two points.
India defeat New Zealand by 8 wickets in 2nd ODI:
The hosts ruthlessly dominated the Kiwis during the second ODI match at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur. The sublime bowling effort from the Indians, followed by top-class batting from the Indian openers locked the game for India. With the win, India also sealed the three-match ODI series, 2-0.
The Black Caps couldn’t counter the probing spells of the Indian new ball bowlers. Veteran pacer Mohammad Shami fetched the first breakthrough in the form of Finn Allen. Along with Shami, Mohammad Siraj also arrived at the party with his scrutinizing lengths and he dismissed Henry Nicholls.
Soon, Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway and Tom Latham also walked back to the pavilion at cheap scores. The Kiwis were half down for a measly total of 15 runs in 10 overs.
The hero of the previous game, Michael Bracewell (22 runs) tried to break the shackles along with Glenn Phillips (36 runs) and Mitchell Santner (27 runs), but the Indian bowlers were too good on the day to be beaten.
The Indian bowlers dismantled the entire New Zealand team at a score of 108, their third-lowest ODI total against India. Mohammad Shami became the chief architect of the destruction as he scalped three wickets. Hardik Pandya and Washington Sundar got two apiece in their bags. While Mohammad Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur got solitary wickets each.
In pursuit of a scanty total, the Indian openers against stitched up a beautiful opening stand. Skipper Rohit Sharma played the aggressor’s role and completed his half-century in 47 deliveries. However, he was caught lbw soon after his fifty and the skipper departed. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill held his end and scored unbeaten 40 runs in 53 deliveries.
India fetched the 108-run total in 20.1 overs in the loss of two wickets and put the stamp of authority over New Zealand. Shami was adjudged the Player of the Match for his critical bowling.