ISLAMABAD – Pakistan successfully overpowered its traditional rival India to secure the third spot in the International Cricket Council rankings for the Twenty20 format.

According to the latest rankings released on Monday, the Green Shirts gained five points to clinch the third spot followed by New Zealand and England.

India lost six points to slip to the fourth position. With 118 points, they are now three points behind Pakistan, despite repeated seasons of IPL.

Surprisingly, Sri Lanka is at the eighth spot with a mere 95 points.