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New Zealand reclaim their third position in the latest ICC ODI Rankings

Bangladesh lost three points after suffering a whitewash.

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Blackcaps. (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)

New Zealand completed a comprehensive of the visiting Bangladesh side in the three-match ODI series on Wednesday. Despite the skipper Kane Williamson being rested for the dead rubber, the Kiwis managed to post a mammoth total of 330 runs after being invited to bat first in Dunedin. With the ball, Tim Southee wreaked havoc with the new ball and ended up six wickets to help his side win the game comfortably by 88 runs.

With this series victory, the Black Caps have managed to reclaim the third spot in the ICC ODI rankings which they lost after a 1-4 defeat to India at home recently. They started the series only a few decimals behind South Africa at the fourth position with 111 points to their name and have ended at 112 points after a clinical performance. South Africa have slipped to the fourth place again and will be in action next month in the five-match series against Sri Lanka at home.

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Bangladesh lose three points

Meanwhile, Bangladesh endured a lacklustre series. There were a few positives for them in the losing cause though and the brightest one among them is Sabbir Rahman‘s maiden century in the third ODI when the chips were down at 61/5. The Tigers have lost three points and have 90 points now. They, however, remain at the seventh position in the rankings.

England, who will play the first ODI of the five-match series against Windies on Wednesday, stay at the top with 126 points to their name and will look to strengthen their spot with a good performance. India, on the other hand, are also sitting pretty at the second place just four points behind the Brits.

They will face Australia in the first week of March and will aim to get close to the top spot ahead of the World Cup. The two teams will face in the two T20Is starting from February 24.

Here are the latest ICC ODI rankings:

Ranking Country Points
1  England 126
2  India 122
3  New Zealand 112
4  South Africa 111
5  Pakistan 102
6  Australia 100
7  Bangladesh 90
8  Sri Lanka 78
9  West Indies 72
10  Afghanistan 67
11  Zimbabwe 52
12  Ireland 39
13  Scotland 33
14  UAE 15
15  Nepal 15
16  Netherlands 8

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