New Zealand in SA

Proteas lose top ODI spot

2013-01-20 16:48
Faf du Plessis (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Proteas have lost their No 1 ranking in one-day international cricket following their narrow one-wicket loss to New Zealand in Paarl on Saturday.

South Africa slipped from top spot to No 3, with India taking the No 1 slot after their seven-wicket win over England on Saturday.

Despite their loss, England remain ahead of South Africa in second position. The Indians have 119 rating points, followed by England on 118, with South Africa on 116, while Sri Lanka and Australia share fourth spot with 111 points.

The Proteas also received further bad news on Sunday when captain AB de Villiers was suspended for two matches due to his team's slow over-rate against the Kiwis.

Faf du Plessis will take over the captaincy reins for the remaining two matches in the series, with David Miller called up to the squad as batting reinforcement.

The second ODI is played in Kimberley on Tuesday, with the series concluding in Potchefstroom on Friday.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

Bangladesh clinch ODI series

2014-11-26 16:54

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
46 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Hottie of the day: Nicole Meyer!

Nicole is the cover girl for the 2014 edition of SA Swimsuit! Check out some smoking hot pics of here here.

 
 

Men24.com

11 things men don’t know about their clothes
Hilarious mortal kombat elevator prank!
This is how the Top Gear presenters spend their £55 million!
Thirty and still single? There’s hope!
Fixtures
17 December 2014
South Africa v West Indies, Centurion 10:30
26 December 2014
South Africa v West Indies, Port Elizabeth 10:30
02 January 2015
South Africa v West Indies, Cape Town 10:30
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

The Proteas have crashed to their first-ever ODI series defeat against New Zealand at home. The main reason was... ?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.