Soumya Sarkar’s maiden century helped Bangladesh secure a 3-0 one-day series sweep against Pakistan on Wednesday and pushed the ‘Asian giants’ down to the eight position in the International Cricket Council rankings.
Pakistan, who had entered the Bangladesh series on 95 ratings points, slipped one place to eighth in the team rankings after their defeat at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in the third ODI.
Azhar Ali’s side joins West Indies on 92 ratings points but are ranked below them when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point.
In a sharp contrast, Bangladesh gained five ratings points and now sits on 81 ratings points. This means only 11 ratings points separate seventh-ranked West Indies from ninth-ranked Bangladesh.