South Africa have reclaimed the number-one ranking on the ODI team rankings following the conclusion of their series against the Black Caps in New Zealand.
New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry looked on the bright side of life after the ODI series against South Africa, saying they had learned valuable lessons despite the two-nil series defeat.
Rain prevented South Africa from fulfilling the opportunity to return to helm of the International Cricket Council's rankings in Sunday's third and final ODI against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says batsman Jesse Ryder is not on the brink of returning to the side, despite some sublime form, as he has not yet proven to the team that he is 'ready'.
Skipper Brendon McCullum rued an inadequate performance with the bat, after New Zealand capitulated to a 72-run defeat at the hands of South Africa - in the penultimate ODI against South Africa in Mount Maunganui.