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India climb to No. 2 in ICC Test rankings with 3-0 win over SA

India have moved up to the second place in the ICC Rankings and Test Championship table after winning the four-Test series against South Africa by 3-0.

Press Release |December 7, 2015, 3:31 PM IST
India climb to No. 2 in ICC Test rankings with 3-0 win over SA

India have moved up to the second place in the ICC Rankings and Test Championship table after winning the four-Test series against South Africa by 3-0.

The series result has helped Virat Kohli’s side gain 10 points, which has lifted it from 100 points to 110 points, ahead of Australia and Pakistan who have slipped one place each to third and fourth, respectively.

Hashim Amla’s side has retained its number-one Test ranking but its lead at the top has been slashed from 16 points to just four.

India have no more Test matches before the annual 1st April cut-off date, but third-ranked Australia will host eighth-ranked West Indies in a three-Test series from 10 December, sixth-ranked New Zealand will go head to head with seventh-ranked Sri Lanka also from 10 December, while fifth-ranked England will travel to South Africa for a four-Test series that will start in Durban on 26 December.

To finish as the number-one ranked Test side at the annual cut-off date, South Africa will have to, at least, draw the series with England. Its failure to do so will result in it falling from the top pedestal and handing the number-one position to Australia (provided they win the series against the West Indies 3-0).

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