England move to 3rd spot in Test rankings

Updated: 15 June 2008 18:02 IST

England moved up into third place in the ICC Test championship standings after completing a 2-0 series win over New Zealand on Sunday.

Nottingham, England:

England moved up to third place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test championship standings after completing a 2-0 series win over New Zealand on Sunday.

Victory by an innings and nine runs on the fourth day of the third Test at Trent Bridge saw England move a point in front of South Africa and just a point behind second-placed India in the table.

Australia remain 30 points clear of the rest of the world but behind them the table is packed tight with just five points separating India from fifth-placed Sri Lanka.

England will end its home season in second place if it beats South Africa in a four-Test series starting at Lord's in July and India fails to win its series in Sri Lanka.

However, if South Africa comes out on top it could go second depending upon the outcome of the India-Sri Lanka contest.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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