Australia enters WC as the number one team

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Dubai: Australia will enter ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in pole position in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Rankings. The rankings were released on Monday following its 112-run tri-series final victory over England in Perth on Sunday.

Australia’s victory means that it currently holds a six-point advantage over second-placed India. India’s dismal show in the tri series kept them at the second s who also featured in the series, and the reigning ICC Cricket World Cup champion is a point clear of South Africa who lies a further point behind on 113 points.

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With a number of ODI series concluding in recent days, the second and final match between New Zealand and Pakistan is set to be played on Tuesday, with the Black Caps holding a 1-0 lead following its seven-wicket win in Wellington on Saturday. A victory for sixth-placed New Zealand would see it reduce England’s lead to two points, while a win for seventh-placed Pakistan would level the series 1-1 and reduce the gap on the Black Caps to three points.

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