Cricket: India moves up to second spot in ICC Test rankings

United News of India

Dubai, November 22, 2011

India benefited from Australia's series-levelling win over South Africa in Johannesburg and moved up to the second spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings.

The Indians, currently 2-0 up in the three-Tests series against the West Indies at home, climbed up the ladder after the Kangaroos beat South Africa by two wickets in a thrilling encounter in the Johannesburg Test yesterday.

Michael Clarke's men chased a record 310-run target to level the series in a nerve-wrecking climax that was interrupted by rain.

The 1-1 result pushed South Africa to the third spot with 116 rating points, a point less than India.

India were the world number one till they were humiliated 0-4 by England in an away series in July-August.

England occupy the top spot with 125 rating points, while Australia are placed fourth with 105 ratings points.

Sri Lanka complete the top five with 99 points followed by Pakistan (98).