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India, New Zealand end 2018 with high note in Test ranking


Winning their respective last Test matches of 2018, New Zealand and India completed the year in high note.

New Zealand won the series 1-0 against Sri Lanka

The Kiwis won their fourth consecutive Test series and finish the year on 107 points, three points ahead of South Africa pushing South Africa into the third place in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Raking.

The Proteas, therefore, are leading the two Test series by 1-0 defeating Sri Lanka.

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Meanwhile India are flying high taking an unassailable lead in the four match Test series against Australia on Sunday registering a 137 runs win in the third match. With 116 points, India remain in the top position.

Australia and Pakistan, losing significant number of matches at home, costing points to descend in the ranking.

Australia are in the fifth position with 102 points while Pakistan, having 92 points stand in seventh. England are second with 108 points

The latest Test team rankings:

Rank Country Points
1  India 116
2  England 108
3  New Zealand 108
4  South Africa 105
5  Australia 102
6  Sri Lanka 93
7  Pakistan 92
8  West Indies 70
9  Bangladesh 69
10  Zimbabwe 13

 

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