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ICC Test Rankings: New Zealand leapfrog, Pakistan slip

ANI  |  Dubai [UAE] 

After the conclusion of their three-Test match series, and have moved in opposite directions in the updated International Council (ICC) Test team rankings.

spectacularly snatched the decider of the Test series against hosts from the jaws of defeat to register a 2-1 first away victory in the longest format of the game in 49 years.

The Black Caps, who had started the series with 102 points, have now moved to 105 points to consolidate their fourth position. now trail third-ranked by one point. On the other hand, Men in Green, who had entered with 95 points at the sixth place, have now dropped to the seventh position with 92 points. are just one point behind

The ICC Test team rankings will next be updated at the conclusion of the two-Test match series between New Zealand and

If New Zealand sweep the series 2-0, they will move to 109 points at the second position, while will drop to the seventh position with 90 points. However, if the series result gets reversed and Sri Lanka win 2-0, then they will rise to 97 points while retaining the sixth place and New Zealand will fall behind at the fifth position with 99 points.

New Zealand are slated to meet Sri Lanka for their first Test in from December 15-19, while second and final Test will be played in Christchurch from December 26-30.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 11:17 IST
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