South Africa's maiden ODI series win in Sri Lanka has helped it, as well as its players, to make upward movements in the latest ICC ODI Rankings, which were released on Sunday. South Africa won the third and final ODI by 82 runs and claimed the series 2-1.
South Africa players have also benefitted from the series as most of the highest-ranking players have moved in the right direction. In the batting rankings, Hashim Amla is now sitting just behind his captain and number-one ranked AB de Villiers after finishing the series as the leading run-getter with 258 runs. Amla, who scored centuries in the opening two matches, has gained two places and now trails de Villiers by 17 ratings points.
De Villiers has been rewarded for his series aggregate of 212 runs by earning 13 ratings points which have given him a career-best rating of 885.