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India retains number 1 test ranking

Last Updated: Friday, 19 May 2017 (21:01 IST)
Dubai: has retained its no one ranking in Test Rankings following the annual update in which series results from 2013-14 are no longer included and outcomes from the 2015-16 series are weighted at 50 per cent.India has moved to 123 points after gaining one point, however, second-ranked now has the table-toppers firmly within its sights after bracing from 109 points to 117 points, the ICC release stated here today.This jump means the pre-update gap of has now been trimmed to just six points.

While India and South Africa have climbed upwards, Australia, and have headed in the opposite direction.South Africa are six points behind India, while nine points now separate third-ranked from seventh-ranked Sri Lanka.

Australia has retained its third place but has plummeted from 108 points to 100 points, England has stayed in fourth position but has slipped to 99 points after conceding two points, whereas Pakistan has dropped behind New Zealand in sixth place after conceding four points to sit on 93 points.

The swings for Faf du Plessis’s and Steve Smith’s sides have come after South Africa’s 2-1 series win to Australia, and Australia’s 5-0 series win over England in 2013-14 have both been dropped for calculation purposes. (UNI)
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