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South Africa climb to No. 1 in ICC rankings with 88-run win over Sri Lanka in 5th ODI
Posted on: 11-02-2017 , 02:01:PM | DY365 Bureau

 Feb 11, 2017: South Africa has clinched the No. 1 position in International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings after defeating Sri Lanka by 88 runs in the fifth and final ODI in Centurion on Friday. The Proteas thereby won the ODI series 5-0. 

Dazzling centuries by Hashim Amla (154 off 134) and Quinton de Kock (109 off 87) led South Africa set a massive target of 384/6 and Sri Lanka fell well short in reply, finishing on 8-296.
AB de Villiers said, “We are excited to be back at the top of the ICC ODI team rankings. We have had some trials since the World Cup two years ago but have worked hard to rebuild and to gain some form and consistency in this format.”
Meanwhile, New Zealand moved into third place following their 2-0 series win over Australia, swapping places with India, who are now placed fourth in the rankings.

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