ICC Champions Trophy

Proteas stay top despite Champions Trophy flop

2017-06-19 13:58
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Cape Town - Pakistan moved up two places to No 6 in the latest ODI world rankings after being the crowned 2017 ICC Champions Trophy winners at The Oval on Sunday.

The Asian side thumped their bitter rivals India by 180 runs after putting on a commanding display in front of a sold-out crowd in London.

Pakistan were the lowest ranked side of the eight that took part in the tournament, but overcome all odds, including an embarrassing defeat to India in their first game of the competition, to lift the trophy.

South Africa, who were knocked out at the group stages, retained their No 1 status in 50-over cricket ahead of Australia and beaten finalists India.

Bangladesh slipped down one place to seventh, even though they defied expectations and reached the semi-finals, while Sri Lanka are now ranked at No 8.

The West Indies and Afghanistan, who drew their recent three-match series 1-1, are ninth and 10th, respectively, ahead of Zimbabwe and Ireland.

Top 10 in the latest ICC ODI team rankings:

(under rank, team, points)

1. South Africa - 119

2. Australia - 117

3. India - 116

4. England - 113

5. New Zealand - 111

6. Pakistan - 95

7. Bangladesh - 94

8. Sri Lanka - 93

9. West Indies - 77

10. Afghanistan - 54

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