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India rise to second in ICC Test rankings

Australia's series-levelling triumph over South Africa helped India rise a rung in the Test rankings.

Press Trust Of India |November 22, 2011, 12:01 PM IST
India rise to second in ICC Test rankings

Dubai: Australia's series-levelling triumph over South Africa in Johannesburg has helped India rise a rung up to the second spot in ICC's latest Test rankings.

India, currently leading a three-Test home series against the West Indies 2-0, were pushed up the ladder by Australia's thrilling two-wicket win in the Johannesburg Test on Monday.

Michael Clarke's men chased a record 310-run target to level the series in a nerve-wrecking climax that was interrupted by rain.

The 1-1 result pushed South Africa to the third spot with 116 rating points, a point less than India.

India were the world number one till they were humiliated 0-4 by England in an away series in July-August.

England occupy the top spot with 125 rating points, while Australia are placed fourth with 105 ratings points.

Sri Lanka complete the top-five with 99 points, followed by Pakistan (98).

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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