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India drop to fifth in Test rankings after England disaster

August 19, 2014 18:20 IST

India drop to fifth in Test rankings after England disaster



India slipped a rung to fifth in the latest ICC Test team rankings after the 1-3 demolition by England in the recently-concluded five-match series.

They conceded six ratings points after succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244 runs) in 40 years in the fifth Test of the series, which got over well inside three days at the Oval.

The result helped England earn four rating points and rise two places to third.

Coverage: India's tour of England

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Image: (Left to right): Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane
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Sri Lanka fourth after 2-0 win over Pakistan

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Meanwhile, Sri Lanka moved up a place to fourth after winning the two-Test series 2-0 against Pakistan, who dropped two spots to sixth.

India and Pakistan are on equal ratings points at 96, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team is ranked ahead of Misbah-ul Haq’s when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point.

Number-one ranked South Africa are sitting pretty on the top while Australia are just one point behind them.

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Image: Mahela Jayawardene is chaired by his Sri Lanka teammates after the 2-0 series sweep over Pakistan in Colombo
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Pujara is lone Indian in top-20

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In the Test batsmen's rankings, Chesteshwar Pujara is the lone Indian in the top-20 list. He lost four positions and is placed 16th.

England's Joe Root continued his impressive march after breaking into the top 10 for the first time in his career.

Indian bowlers Ravichandran Ashwin (13th), Pragyan Ojha (15th) and Ishant Sharma (20th) figure in the top-20.

In the Test all-rounders’ table, Ashwin is in second place after dropping a rung.

Image: Cheteshwar Pujara is bowled by England pacer Stuart Broad (not pictured)
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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