Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time
Home :: World

Test rankings: England on top, India third

Sri Lanka,Sports, Sat, 07 Apr 2012 IANS

Colombo, April 7 (IANS) England will start its domestic international season as the No.1 Test side in the ICC Test Championship after a two-Test draw with Sri Lanka helped it retain the top spot.

 

England defeated Sri Lanka by eight wickets here Saturday. India are joint third with Australia, five points behind England and South Africa who are tied at 116 points.

 

England entered the two-Test series against Sri Lanka with 118 ratings points. Though it conceded two points, England have been rated above South Africa due to decimal point calculations.

 

This is the second time in less than a month that England's number one status has been at risk.

 

While this time gutsy on-field effort helped England, last month South Africa's three Tests in New Zealand were marred by bad weather.

 

The threat to England's No.1 status exists.

 

With the West Indies and South Africa touring England from May 17 to July 19, any series loss will mean England's ranking will take a dive, provided Australia wins its series against the West Indies.

 

The Test Championship table, unlike the ODI Championship table, is updated only after the end of the series.

 

Sri Lanka has gained one rating point and moved to 99 - nine points behind fifth-placed Pakistan.

 

Now, only eight ratings points separate the top five sides, setting up an exciting 12 months of Test cricket when everyone will try to top the table by April 1 to win a cash reward of $450,000.

 


LATEST IMAGES
King of Bhutan, the Bhutan Queen and Crown Prince meeting the PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi welcomes the King of Bhutan
PM Modi paying tributes at the portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
People take part in the Run For Unity on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
PM Modi flagging off the Run For Unity on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image
 
 

Comments:


 

OTHER TOP STORIES


Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.