7 Feb 2009

Australia drop in ODI rankings

7:07 pm on 7 February 2009

Australia's slide in cricket's one day international world rankings continues.

The former number one side, which started the year in top spot, has fallen to third behind South Africa and India following its second Chappell-Hadlee loss to New Zealand.

It's the first time India have occupied the second spot.

But Australia can regain second spot if it wins back-to-back matches against New Zealand on Sunday, in Sydney, and Adelaide, on Tuesday.

Two more wins for New Zealand in the five match series will see it overtake Australia and drop the home side to fourth on the table.