The Indian cricket team has achieved a remarkable milestone in men's cricket by becoming the top-ranked team in all three formats: Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and Twenty20 (T20) internationals.
The team achieved this feat after defeating Australia in the first ODI match.
Before this victory, India was already leading in Tests and T20 internationals. This achievement has only been accomplished once before, back in 2012, by South Africa, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC).
In their recent win over Australia in Mohali, India gained 116 rating points, edging past their rivals Pakistan by just one point in the ODI rankings. However, their position at the top of the table could change if Australia manages to win the remaining two matches in the series, which is serving as a warm-up for the upcoming World Cup.
If India secures victory in the series, they will enter the World Cup as the world's number one ODI team. India's team demonstrated excellent form in this match, with Mohammed Shami taking five wickets to limit Australia to a score of 276. Then, half-centuries from Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav ensured India's victory.
In addition to this achievement, India had recently won the Asia Cup, further solidifying their reputation as a dominant force in international cricket.