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Pakistan drops to No. 4 post series whitewash against Black Caps

ANI  |  Dubai [UAE] 

Following their crushing defeat against in Hamilton Test, have lost their number two rankings and have slipped to the fourth spot in the latest Test Team Rankings.

The Kiwi bowlers displayed a scintillating performance as the home side pulled off a crushing 138-run win over the Azhar Ali-led side on Day Five of the second Test to complete the two-match series whitewash at the Seddon Park on Tuesday.

Pakistan, which went into the series with 109 points in the team rankings led by (115), is now on 102 points and tied with but ahead on decimal points. and are both on 105 points with ahead on decimal points.

and are both on 105 points with England ahead on decimal points.

(96), after beating Pakistan, have gained five points to move to the sixth position from seventh above (96).

This means that the top seven sides in the rankings table are within 20 points of each other and six of them are within a range of 10 points.

was top-ranked as recently as last month before overtook it in the first week of October during a home series against which it won 3-0. is now comfortably perched at the top as it has a 10-point lead over the rest of the pack.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 15:32 IST