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India leapfrog South Africa to second spot in test rankings

India leapfrog South Africa to second spot in test rankings
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First Published: Tue, Nov 22 2011. 05 16 PM IST

Ravichandran Ashwin (2nd L), captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (L), Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman (R) celebrate the dismissal of West Indies’ Adrian Barath during the first day of their thir
Ravichandran Ashwin (2nd L), captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (L), Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman (R) celebrate the dismissal of West Indies’ Adrian Barath during the first day of their thir
Updated: Tue, Nov 22 2011. 05 16 PM IST
South Africa have surrendered their second position in the test rankings to India following their drawn home series against Australia.
Ravichandran Ashwin (2nd L), captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (L), Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman (R) celebrate the dismissal of West Indies’ Adrian Barath during the first day of their third test cricket match in Mumbai 22 November 2011. Reuters.
Australia’s thrilling two-wicket victory in the Johannesburg test on Monday not only levelled the series 1-1 but also cost South Africa one ratings point.
It was enough for India to grab the second spot with 117 points, one more than South Africa, the International Cricket Council said in a statement.
India are 2-0 up against seventh placed West Indies in the ongoing three-match home series.
England remain at top with 125 points, having reached there in August after blanking India 4-0 in a home series.
Australia (105) were fourth, having gained one point from their drawn series.
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First Published: Tue, Nov 22 2011. 05 16 PM IST