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LAHORE (Web Desk) – Pakistan moved up to the third position in the ICC Test Rankings, placed just below arch-rivals India with a difference of just a point while Australia went six points clear at the top.

Pakistan benefitted from the annual update as their 2012-13 series defeat against South Africa no longer counts while the 2-0 loss to Sri Lanka in 2014-15 has it’s weighing reduced to half , announced cricket’s global body on it’s website on Tuesday.

South Africa, though, have quite heavily suffered from the update as their series wins against England, Australia and New Zealand also dropped from the rankings calculation.

West Indies also dropped points as their triumphs against New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh lost any mathematical value.

The gap between the West Indies and ninth-ranked Bangladesh slashed from 29 points to just eight points.