Dubai, Oct.14 : New Zealand has retained fourth place in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship table but has dropped three valuable ratings points despite its 2-1 series win over Bangladesh.
New Zealand went into the series leading Bangladesh by 71 rating points and this gap meant it was expected to win the series convincingly. As such, because the rankings are weighted to reflect this difference, the Black Caps' failure to win all three ODIs has cost it three points.
New Zealand now joins India on 113 ratings points but is ahead of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point.
In contrast, Bangladesh's victory by seven wickets in the series opener in Mirpur last week has earned it two ratings points and it now sits on 47 points - 25 ahead of 10th placed Ireland.
Bangladesh lost the second ODI by 75 runs and the third ODI in Chittagong on Tuesday by 79 runs.
The attention will now shift to the two-Test series which begins in Chittagong from Friday.
The Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship table with rating is as follows:
2.South Africa (118)
4.New Zealand (113)
7.Sri Lanka (105)
8.West Indies (95)
Story first published: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 18:17 [IST]
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