Riding on the morale-boosting three-wicket victory over India [ Images ], South Africa [ Images ] jumped two rating points to join the 1983 World champions on 118 points in the latest ICC [ Images ] team rankings.
South Africa, chasing a formidable total of 296 runs, were home after Robin Peterson smashed Ashish Nehra [ Images ] for 14 runs in the last over to bring their World Cup campaign back on track after losing their last encounter against England [ Images ].
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's [ Images ] men, however, are still placed at number two behind Australia [ Images ], who lead the table with 131 points. South Africa leapfrogged Sri Lanka [ Images ] to claim the number three spot, missing the second rank by a fraction of a point.
South African speedster Dale Steyn [ Images ], whose fiery spell of 5-50 saw India lose nine wickets for just 29 runs after going strong at 267 for one, made a jump of five places to achieve the career-best ranking of three.
Munaf Patel [ Images ] made a jump of ten places to 32.
There is no change in the top four rankings in the ODI all-rounders list with Shakib Al Hasan still leading the field.