Kohli, who averages 92 after scoring 184 runs in four matches at a strike-rate of over 132, had entered the tournament 24 points behind Aaron Finch, but has now opened up a 68-point advantage over the Australian, the ICC said in a statement.

In the bowlers' table, West Indies' Samuel Badree has displaced Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to return to the number-one position. Badree has taken six wickets in four matches to date, while Ashwin has dropped to third after managing just four wickets in as many matches.

Four of the top five sides will feature in the semifinals of the ICC World Twenty20, which will be played in Delhi and Mumbai tomorrow and on Thursday, respectively. India have retained their pre-tournament ranking as well as points, while the West Indies have gained two points to move to 120.

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