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India maintain top position in ICC Test rankings

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

retained its top position in Test ranking with 123 points -- a clear six point lead over second placed

The Proteas (117 points) have reduced the gap with to six points while nine points now separate third-ranked from seventh-ranked as per latest release.


The 9th ranked trailing eighth-ranked by six points.

has gained one ranking point while has leaped from 109 to 117 points. This jump means the pre-update gap of 13 points has now been trimmed to just six points.

While and have made upward movements, Australia, and have headed in the opposite direction.

has retained its third place but has plummeted from 108 points to 100 points, has stayed in fourth position but has slipped to 99 points after conceding two points, whereas has dropped behind 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 loss to and Australia's 5-0 series win over in 2013-14 have both been dropped for calculation purposes.

is seventh on 91 points (up by one), eighth on 75 points (up by five), ninth on 69 points (up by three) and Zimbabwe 10th with zero points (down by five).

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 17:57 IST
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