South Africa has retained its third position but has reduced second-ranked India's advantage to two points in the ICC ODI team rankings following its three-two series victory, which concluded with a mammoth 214-run victory in Mumbai on Sunday.
Ireland overcame Zimbabwe by two wickets in a hard-fought contest at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday to seal a consolation victory in the three-match ODI series.
A century from Craig Ervine helped Zimbabwe beat Ireland by five wickets in the second ODI in Harare and clinch the three-match series with a game to spare on Sunday.
Zimbabwe drew first blood in the three-match ODI series against Ireland when they beat their visitors by three wickets in a tight finish at the Harare Sports Club on Friday.
Ireland captain William Porterfield is confident his team can upset Zimbabwe in their three-match ODI series that starts in Harare on Friday.