The victory that Australia achieved over South Africa in the second one-day international that took place in Bloemfontein propelled them to the top spot in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings.
With their victory over South Africa in the second one-day international (ODI), Australia recaptured their position as the top team in the Men’s ODI Team Rankings, which Pakistan had taken away from them just a few days earlier.
Australia triumphed in the second one-day international by a score of 123 runs, following up on their nail-biting victory in the first match, which took place in Bloemfontein.
Travis Head and David Warner got Australia off to a sizzling start when they were given the opportunity to bat first. Head would hit a swift half-century, while Warner would bring up his 20th century in one-day internationals as Australia established a strong foundation.
Marnus Labuschagne, who was instrumental in Australia’s victory in the first one-day international (ODI), then extended his outstanding run with another century. As a result, Australia was able to register an impressive total of 392/8 in their allotted 50 overs.
South Africa got off to a fast start but was unable to keep up the pace throughout the match, despite the fact that Quinton de Kock and Heinrich Klaasen both made some important knocks. Adam Zampa was the standout performer for Australia with the bowling ball, finishing with scores of 4/48 as South Africa was bowled out for 269 runs.
After claiming victory in this match, Australia moved up to 121 points on the Men’s ODI Team Rankings points table. They now have 121 points, which is one more than Pakistan, who have 120.
Australia, which has always been the team to beat in one-day internationals, has continued to perform well in the limited-overs format.
During the 2022 season, they were defeated by Sri Lanka in a hard-fought series that took place away from their home stadium. After arriving on the continent of Australia, they continued to have problems, as seen by the humiliating loss they suffered at the hands of Zimbabwe in the final match of the series, which they had previously won.
However, after that, the Kangaroos dominated their regional rivals, New Zealand, by a score of 3-0 while playing at home.
They continued their dominance at home by defeating England 3-0 in November of 2022. After that, in March of 2023, they won the match in India against India. They now hold a 2-0 advantage in the five-game series after claiming victory over South Africa in Bloemfontein. The series consists of five matches.
At the top, the two teams are neck and neck with one another, and India is right on their heels. Because there are other One-Day International matches coming up, the calculations and rankings could shift even further.