ICC T20I Rankings: India close gap on New Zealand

India have closed the gap to New Zealand to five points in the latest ICC T20I Rankings after their 2-1 series win over England on Wednesday.

England, on the other hand, have slipped one place and find themselves at the sixth spot - one point behind South Africa and Australia.

South Africa lost four points after their T20I series loss against Sri Lanka, with the Proteas also falling down one position. They are level on points with Australia, but are ahead when decimals are considered and that sees them at the fourth spot.

Sri Lanka gained four points thanks to their series win over South Africa, but still find themselves at the sixth position.

New Zealand continue to top the rankings, while reigning World T20 champions West Indies are third.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are 16th on the table, with only Oman below them.

The entire rankings can be seen in the gallery above.

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Kohli reveals Dhoni's advice

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Kohli at the post-match presentation.

Virat Kohli’s stint as permanent captain of the Indian limited overs teams got off to a good start with series wins over England in ODIs and T20Is.

After clinching a 75-run win in the third T20I in Bengaluru on Wednesday, Kohli mentioned that he does take advice from former skipper MS Dhoni as he is still new to captaincy in limited overs internationals.

“Although I have captained in the Test format for a while, ODI and T20 games move very fast. So to take advice from a person (Dhoni) who has captained the side at this level for so long and understands the game really well is never a bad idea in crucial situations,” said Kohli.

The 28-year-old also revealed that it was Dhoni and Ashish Nehra’s idea to bring on Jasprit Bumrah in the 15th over when Kohli had plans of bringing on Hardik Pandya with two new batsmen in the middle.

The plan worked as Bumrah went on to pick the wicket of the dangerous Jos Buttler during a period where England lost eight wickets for just eight runs.

“Bringing on Bumrah right after that over from Chahal, I was thinking of giving (Hardik) Pandya another over instead,” said Kohli.

“(Dhoni and Nehra) suggested that let’s not wait till the 19th over and instead bring on the main bowlers. So these things really help when you are a new captain in the limited overs format.

“But again, I am not new to captaincy, but there has to be a balance between understanding the skills needed to lead in shorter formats. MS has been helping a lot on that front.”

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Tendulkar, Laxman hail Chahal

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Chahal was named the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series.

England lost eight wickets for eight runs in just 19 balls and suffered a 75-run loss in the third T20I against India at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Wednesday.

The win saw India taking the series 2-1 after having lost the first match.

The star for the hosts was definitely leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who picked up six wickets for 25 runs, the best-ever bowling figures by an Indian in a T20I.

Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni made important contributions with the bat as both notched up half-centuries.

Indian legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman and others took to Twitter to congratulate India on the win while English fast bowler Stuart Broad came up with a tongue-in-cheek comment, tweeting that he preferred Australia’s collapse at Trent Bridge in 2015.

Here, we collect the top tweets on the match.

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