Graeme Swann [ Images ] became the world's number one ODI bowler for the first time in his career after the off-spinner's eight-wicket haul helped England [ Images ] to a 3-2 series win against Sri Lanka [ Images ].
The 32-year-old claimed series figures of 8-164 against the visiting Lankan team to dethrone New Zealand's [ Images ] left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori [ Images ], who had held the spot since September 2009 in the ICC [ Images ] Player Rankings for ODI bowlers.
Swann is also ranked number two in Test cricket, behind South Africa's [ Images ] Dale Steyn [ Images ], but his number one ODI ranking is the first time an England bowler has achieved in any form of the game since Steve Harmison's [ Images ] brief rose to the top of the Test rankings in August 2004.
India's [ Images ] off-spinner Harbhajan Singh [ Images ] is at ninth place in the ODI bowling chart while Swann's team-mate James Anderson [ Images ] has risen impressively up the rankings, gaining 17 places to 11th spot.
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara [ Images ] moves up one place to fourth but his captain, Tillakaratne Dilshan [ Images ] has dropped six places after a wretched series with the bat to sit joint ninth with Australia captain Michael Clarke [ Images ].