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Southampton: Australia have reclaimed the highest spot within the ICC T20I group rankings after briefly conceding it to England throughout the lately concluded three-match sequence on the Ageas Bowl, which the visiting aspect misplaced 1-2.
The Aaron Finch-led aspect had began the sequence at 278 factors, 10 forward of second-placed England, however had been overtaken by their rivals after shedding the primary two matches. Australia and England had been each on 273 factors at that stage with England marginally forward on decimal factors.
Australia, who had been primary for the primary time on this format on the time of the annual replace on 1 Might this yr, nonetheless returned to the highest inside two days of being overtaken by England as they defeated the hosts by 5 wickets within the remaining match of the sequence.
On Tuesday, Australia first restricted the Moeen Ali-led aspect to 145/6 of their stipulated 20 overs after which chased down the goal with three balls to spare.
They’re now on 275 factors and England on 271. India, who host the T20 World Cup subsequent yr, are third with 266 factors and Pakistan fourth with 261.
Australia and England will now contest within the three-match ODI sequence starting Friday on the Previous Trafford in Manchester.
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