South Africa became the first side to be ranked No. 1 in all three formats
In the second ODI against England Hashim Amla made a career-best 150 from 124 deliveries and in doing so rewrote some records…. On his way to 150 he became the fastest man to 3000 ODI runs beating Viv Richards by twelve innings.
Amla currently has the most impressive stats of any ODI player:
With this victory over England, South Africa moved to the number 1 position on the ODI rankings. For the first time ever a team has held the number 1 ranking in Test, ODI and T20 cricket. What a massive achievement for our boys. It’s still very early in Gary Kirsten’s tenure as Proteas coach, his ability to keep us at number 1 in world cricket will be a major factor in his goals and overall success.
It’s going to be a real fight to remain number 1 in all of the formats, there is plenty of ODI cricket being played at the moment and Australia who are playing Pakistan are hot on our heels. We also need to beat Australia away in the upcoming Test series to remain the number 1 ranked Test side. With the T20 world cup around the corner those rankings will change significantly… can we win the T20 World Cup and bring home that illusive first trophy?