ISLAMABAD Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has jumped to third position in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen after belting a record-breaking double-century in the second ODI against South Africa in Gwalior on Wednesday. Tendulkar, who returned undefeated on 200 in his 442nd appearance, has lifted three places and now trails second-placed Mike Hussey of Australia by 43 points with India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni strengthening his position at the top of the rankings after hitting a 35-ball 68 not out. It is Tendulkars highest ranking in two years after he had reached second position following an unbeaten 117 against Australia in Sydney. While Tendulkar has vaulted into third position, his fellow opener Virender Sehwag has dropped one place to 10th position. Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir have also slipped in the latest rankings after missing the two ODIs due to injuries. A player loses one percent of his ratings points for every match missed and as such, Yuvraj has fallen one place to 13th spot while Gambhir has dropped two places to 21st spot, a position he shares with team-mate Virat Kohli. AB de Villiers remained South Africas highest-ranked batsman in fourth position after stroking an unbeaten 114 in Gawalior. Jacques Kallis has retained his 11th position but Herschelle Gibbs has slipped one place to 16th spot. In the ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers, Dale Steyn has slipped two places to 13th spot after Tendulkars Gwalior onslaught. New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is leading the bowling table with Zimbabwes Ray Price in second position. In the ICC ODI Championship, India has all but cemented second position after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead. It is now on 123 ratings points while South Africa has slipped to 115 ratings points. The only way India can finish third at the annual cut-off date of 1 April is if it loses Saturdays match and New Zealand makes a clean sweep of the five-ODI series against Australia starting in Napier on 3 March. In that scenario, New Zealand will jump to 123 ratings points while India will finish on 122 ratings points. On the other side, if India wins on Saturday then irrespective of how New Zealand and Australia series turns out, India will finish second on 124 ratings points. Australia has already sealed the number-one position with 134 ratings points and can only drop to as low as 128 ratings points if it loses all the five ODI against New Zealand. As regards Bangladesh and England series, if England wins all the three matches it will earn one ratings point but will conceded seven ratings points if it loses every match in the series. If England wins the series 2-1, it will swap places with Sri Lanka which is currently in sixth position but will join seventh-placed Pakistan on 104 ratings points if it loses the series 2-1. However, England will be placed higher when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point.