By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : February 11, 2017, 01:09
Duration : 01:15
South Africa clinch No.1 spot in ICC ODIs ranking
South Africa became No.1 in One-Day International rankings after completing a 5-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka in the fifth and final one-day international at SuperSport Park.They rode on a brilliant 187-run opening stand and two dazzling centuries from Quinton De Kock and Hashim Amla to post a massive 384/6 and then restricted Sri Lanka to 296 to clinch a whitewash. In turn, they won their 11th ODI on the trot and also got to the No.1 ODI ranking.They replaced Australia at the top of the table whom they had also beaten 5-0 at home last year and are now one point clear at the top of the chart from the men in yellow and green.After losing all their first four games, Sri Lanka chose to field first on Friday. But the plan backfired from the start as Quinton de Kock attacked from the word go. He was dismissive in the Powerplay whereas Amla bided his time at the other end.