Pakistan rise to third in ICC Test rankings
Pakistan has moved one place up to the third position in the International Cricket Council’s Test rankings benefitting from South Africa’s slump in rankings.
The Proteas fell to the sixth position from third after losing 17 points. Pakistan, formerly on the fourth position with 106 points, moved to the third place (111 points) with a +5 score.
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India retained their second position (112 points) as they saw a +2 increase in their points while Australia, with a +6 increase in points, stayed put on the first position (118 points).
South Africa’s collapse in rankings also benefitted England (105) and New Zealand (98) who moved one position up to fourth and fifth from their previous fifth and sixth positions, respectively.
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Meanwhile, Sri Lanka (88), West Indies (65) and Bangladesh (57) retained the seventh, eighth and ninth positions in the rankings.