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Ashes victory takes Aussies to third spot in ICC Test rankings

ANI  |  Dubai [UAE] 

After sealing 4-0, have taken the third place in the International Council (ICC) Test Team Rankings, while slipped to fifth position.

had entered the series in fifth position on 97 points, while were in third place on 105 points.

However, following a 4-0 series win, have climbed to third place on 104 points, while have dropped to fifth on 99 points.

Australia are now trailing number-one ranked (124 points) by 20 points, while they are seven points behind second-ranked (111 points).

The top two ranked sides are presently involved in their three-Test series, which concludes in on January 28, following which the Test team rankings will be updated.

Australia will now travel to where they play a four-Test series from March 1, while England's next series is against from March 22 when they will play a two-Test series.

In their home season, England will host for a two-Test series and for five Tests.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 13:25 IST