South Africa climb to top of ICC one-day rankings for first time in five years

AB de Villiers of South Africa bats during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 Group 1 match between England and South Africa at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on March 29, 2014
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South Africa move to the top of the ICC one-day rankings for the first time in five years following their 2-0 series win over New Zealand.

South Africa have climbed to the top of the International Cricket Council one-day rankings for the first time in five years.

Following their recent 2-0 series win over New Zealand, the Proteas have leapfrogged Australia into top spot.

Back in September 2009, South Africa led the way in the one-day rankings, but fell from the top spot after their first-round exit at the ICC Champions Trophy in their homeland later that month.

India sit third in the standings, while England's ODI side are placed fifth in the list.

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers plays a shot during the fifth ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah on November 11, 2013
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