South Africa dislodge Australia from ODI top spot

January 30th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Jan 30 (IANS) South Africa dislodged Australia from the top of the International Cricket Council’s one-day rankings after winning the last match at Perth by 39-runs.South Africa thus won the five-match series against Australia 4-1.

Both South Africa and Australia are on same rating points (125), but the former nosed ahead when points are calculated to decimal.

India are on the third spot with 120 points followed by New Zealand and Pakistan.

The Proteas are also closing on Australia’s number one spot in Tests after beating them in the Test series 2-1. They would have a shot at the top spot during the return series at home against Australia.

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