Pakistan Leapfrog India in ICC Test Rankings

Updated: 28 October 2014 18:23 IST

Pakistan's triumph against Australia in the Dubai Test ensured that the team will take fifth spot - pushing India down to sixth in International Cricket Council's Test rankings.

Pakistan Leapfrog India in ICC Test Rankings
Pakistani bowler Imran Khan (L) celebrates during his team's Test match against Australia in Dubai. © AFP

Dubai:

India are all set to drop a rung to sixth in the ICC Test rankings, replaced by arch-rivals Pakistan in the fifth position after Misbah-ul-Haq's men took a 1-0 lead in the ongoing series against Australia here.

"Pakistan's victory in the Dubai Test has not only ensured that it will move ahead of India in fifth position irrespective of how the Abu Dhabi Test ends, it has dashed Australia hopes of regaining the number-one Test ranking," the ICC said in a statement. (Also read: Misbah hails Pakistan's crushing win against Australia)

To move ahead of South Africa, Australia needed to win both the Tests. Now, their best series result can be a 1-1 draw, which will keep them in second position, three points behind South Africa.

In contrast, if Pakistan win the second Test, then they will leapfrog England, Sri Lanka and India into third position.

A 1-1 draw will mean they will finish in fifth place on 99 ratings points -- three ahead of India and two behind fourth-ranked Sri Lanka, while a drawn Test in Abu Dhabi will see Pakistan move to fourth place.



Topics : India Pakistan Australia Cricket
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