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Pakistan go to 6th in ICC rankings after shock loss to Zimbabwe

Pakistan were pushed two rungs down the ladder to sixth in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Saturday.

Press Trust of India |September 14, 2013, 6:43 PM IST
Pakistan go to 6th in ICC rankings after shock loss to Zimbabwe

Dubai: As if the stunning loss to minnows Zimbabwe was not enough, Pakistan were pushed two rungs down the ladder to sixth in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Saturday.

Zimbabwe pulled off a historic 24-run win in the second and final Test of the series against Pakistan at the Harare Sports Club.

The two-match series was drawn 1-1 with Zimbabwe finishing at 34 ratings points, ahead of 10th ranked Bangladesh.

Zimbabwe had entered the series unranked and irrespective of the result of the series would have finished ninth on the table, the ICC said in a statement.

Zimbabwe had pulled out of playing Test cricket in January 2006 and, since their return to the Test arena in August 2011 after a gap of five years, they had been unranked, having not played the requisite eight qualifying Tests to be part of the rankings table.

In sharp contrast, Pakistan conceded five ratings points and dropped behind Australia and West Indies.

Misbah-ul-Haq's side had moved to the fourth position only last month following the conclusion of the Ashes, which England retained after defeating Australia by 3-0.

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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