Andile Phehlukwayo in action for the Proteas in the One Day International Series vs India. Photo: Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

DUBAI – England have toppled India to claim the ODI No 1 berth in the latest ICC ODI rankings while South Africa have dropped down to third spot.

England, who last topped the ODI rankings in January 2013, have gained eight points and moved to 125 points.

India, who were at the top before the update, have lost a solitary point and are in second place with a total of 122 points. 

South Africa, who were second, have gone from 117 to 113 points.

World champions Australia have lost eight points to go down to 104 in fifth position and are only two points ahead of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 winners Pakistan, who have gained six points.

In other changes, Bangladesh (93 points) have gained three points, Sri Lanka (77) have lost seven points, the Windies (69) have lost five points, Afghanistan (63) have gained five points, Zimbabwe (55) have gained four points and 12th-placed Ireland (38) have lost three points.

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The ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on May 2 following the annual update):

1 England 125 (+8)
2 India 122 (-1)
3 South Africa 113 (-4)
4 New Zealand 112 (-2)
5 Australia 104 (-8)
6 Pakistan 102 (+6)
7 Bangladesh 93 (+3)
8 Sri Lanka 77 (-7)
9 Windies 69 (-5)
10 Afghanistan 63 (+5)
11 Zimbabwe 55 (+4)
12 Ireland 38 (-3). 

African News Agency (ANA)

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