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Briefs-Vettori regains top spot in one-day rankings

cricket Updated: Jan 09, 2009 19:36 IST

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New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has reclaimed the top spot in the one-day international rankings for bowlers after his impressive performances against West Indies, the International Cricket Council said.

The left-arm spinner took six wickets at an impressive average of 12.33 in the first three games of the five-match series to move up by one spot and wrest back the top place from Australia seamer Nathan Bracken.

The fourth match between New Zealand and West Indies will be in Auckland on Saturday.

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