The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday placed Pakistan on 6th position in its Test ranking chart, down one step, as New Zealand replaced the country, reported ICC.
“New Zealand has overtaken Pakistan to go up to fifth position in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings after completing a 2-0 win over Bangladesh in their two-match series which culminated in Christchurch,” said the report.
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According to the ranking, New Zealand, which had won the first Test in Wellington by seven wickets, has gained two points to move up to 98 points. It is now one point ahead of sixth-placed Pakistan and three behind England in the rankings lead by India with 120 points.
The ranking chart revealed that India is currently placed first with 120 points, Australia is second with 109, South Africa is third with 107 points, England is fourth with 101 points. New Zealand and Pakistan stood fifth and sixth with 98 and 97 points respectively.
Sri Lanka stands at seventh ranking with 92 points, followed by West Indies with 69 points. Bangladesh, which started the series at 65 points, has slipped to 62 points to complete a forgettable tour of New Zealand to stand at 9th ranking.
Zimbabwe was ranked 10th with five points.
courtesy : dawn news