Proteas surge to No 2 in ODI rankings

Faf du Plessis and Steve Smith (Gallo)
Faf du Plessis and Steve Smith (Gallo)

Cape Town - Following their 5-0 series win over Australia, the Proteas have moved up to No 2 on the official ODI rankings.

The world champions still top the rankings, but have lost vital points in the ODI team rankings following their whitewash defeat.

The Proteas leapfrogged New Zealand and India to within two points of Australia’s tally of 118 points.

South Africa had started the series tied at 110 points and gained six points, while Australia plunged from 124 to 118 points.

ICC ODI team rankings (as of October 13, 2016, including ODIs played from September 25 to October 12):
Rank   Team               Points
1.        Australia          118 (-6)
2.        South Africa   116 (+6)
3.        New Zealand   113
4.        India                110
5.        England           107 (-)
6.        Sri Lanka         101
7.        Bangladesh      95 (-3)
8.        Pakistan           89 (-3)
9.        West Indies      88 (-6)
10.     Afghanistan       52 (+3)
11.     Zimbabwe          46
12.     Ireland               42 (+1)

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