South Africa top ICC one-day rankings ahead of Australia, India

South Africa one-day side
South Africa won the one-day series in New Zealand 2-0.

South Africa have moved to the top of the world one-day rankings for the first time in five years after their 2-0 series win in New Zealand.

The new International Cricket Council rankings see South Africa climb above Australia into top spot, a position the Proteas have not filled since 2009.

India, World Cup winners in 2011, are in third, with Sri Lanka fourth and England fifth.

India defend their title in Australia and New Zealand in February and March.

South Africa, coached by Russell Domingo, moved to the summit despite the final game of their three-match series in New Zealand being washed out.

They also comfortably beat Australia in the final of a triangular series in Zimbabwe in September.

South Africa captain AB de Villiers retained top spot in the ICC one-day batting rankings, with team-mate Hashim Amla moving into second.

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