Pakistan gains 2nd position in fresh Test rankings

03:44 PM | 17 Aug, 2016
Pakistan gains 2nd position in fresh Test rankings
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DUBAI (Web Desk) - Pakistan cricket team on Wednesday moved up to number two in the ICC Test team rankings after Australia lost to Sri Lanka in the third and final Test series in Colombo.

Sri Lanka defeated Australia in the third Test by 164 runs and completed the whitewash over the mighty Kangaroos. Followed by Australia's historic defeat, team Pakistan gained number two slot,India number one and Australia slumped to the third spot in ICC's Test rankings.

However, Pakistan can still claim the top spot from India for the ICC Test team rankings, provided India and West Indies draw the fourth Test match tomorrow. India would then claim the number two spot in the rankings.

Pakistan recently drew their away series with England 2-2 after a historic 10-wicket victory at The Oval on Sunday. The victory allowed Misbah-ul-Haq's men to reclaim their number three spot in the rankings despite losing two Test matches repeatedly.

After Australia lost to Sri Lanka, Pakistan moved up one spot further to claim the number two spot. The fourth Test match between India and West Indies will commence from tomorrow.

Rankings

1. India

2. Pakistan

3. Australia

4. England

5. New Zealand

6. Sri Lanka

7. South Africa

8. West Indies

9. Bangladesh

10. Zimbabwe