Saturday, March 15, 2008

South Africa top ICC one-day rankings

After making a clean sweep against Bangladesh, South Africa have snatched the first position from world champions Australia in the ICC one-day rankings.

By defeating Bangladesh by seven wickets in the third One-day International, South Africa completed a clean sweep and ended the Australia’s dominance in the ICC one-day rankings.

South Africa have now obtained 147 points in 43 ODIs while world champions Australia came down at number two. Though Australia have the equal number of points (147) but they have played one match more compared to South Africa.

New Zealand secured fourth and India fifth position while Pakistan has also been ranked fifth. Sri Lanka came sixth, England seventh, the West Indies eighth, Bangladesh ninth and Ireland tenth.

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