Cricket

Black Caps overtake Proteas in ODI rankings

2019-02-20 14:13
Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson (AP)

Cape Town - The Black Caps have moved back to third position in the ICC Men's ODI team rankings after completing a 3-0 series victory over Bangladesh on Wednesday.

READ: Taylor sets record as NZ beat Bangladesh

New Zealand were in third position before losing a preceding series to India by a 4-1 margin, slipping down and starting the series against Bangladesh in fourth position, with 111 points and behind South Africa on decimal points.

The 3-0 result sees them overtake South Africa and reach 112 points, 10 points behind second placed India in the list led by England with 126 points.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh have lost three points and are now on 90 points, but remain in seventh position.

The Proteas face Sri Lanka in the first of five ODIs, starting on March 3 at the Wanderers.

ICC ODI team rankings:

1. England - 126

2. India - 122

3. New Zealand - 112

4. South Africa - 111

5. Pakistan - 102

6. Australia - 100

7. Bangladesh - 90

8. Sri Lanka - 78

9. West Indies - 72

10. Afghanistan - 67

 

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