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Team India Coach Anil Kumble Has Moved On From DRS Row Ahead of Ranchi Test

Reuters |March 15, 2017, 2:10 PM IST
Team India Coach Anil Kumble Has Moved On From DRS Row Ahead of Ranchi Test

India's coach Anil Kumble said attention would be back on the pitch for the third Test against Australia after the last match ended on a sour note over the use of Decision Review System (DRS) technology.

Following the end of the test won by India, captain Virat Kohli alleged his Australian counterpart Steve Smith had flouted the rules on reviewing umpire decisions.

"I think what was important was to bring the focus back on cricket and I am really glad that the BCCI took a mature call along with Cricket Australia to issue a joint statement that cricket needs to move on and we have moved on from whatever happened in that background," Kumble told reporters on Tuesday.

Both captains escaped any charges from the International Cricket Council over the dispute involving the Decision Review System (DRS) in Bengaluru, while the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket Australia released a joint statement to resolve the matter.

India succumbed to their first defeat in 15 test matches with a humiliating 333-run loss against Australia in the first test at Pune last month, but clinched the second in Bengaluru last week, beating the visitors by 75 runs.

"We would like to finish the last two test matches in a very good way, and I am sure it will be something that we will be cherishing," .

"I think India have responded really well," he said ahead of the third match of the four-test series which starts on Thursday at first-time test venue Ranchi.

After a series win against West Indies in July, India hosted and won test series against New Zealand and England as well as a victory over Bangladesh.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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