7 Mar 2012

Proteas can go number one with sweep of Black Caps

6:08 am on 7 March 2012

The South African cricketers will be aiming to carry the winning momentum from its limited overs series into the three-Test series against New Zealand starting in Dunedin today which will earn it the status of the number-one Test ranked side in the world.

Second-ranked South Africa trails top-ranked England by just one rating point... and to move ahead of Andrew Strauss's side, Graeme Smith's men have to win all the three Tests.

New Zealand is number 8 in the rankings, ahead of just Bangladesh.