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India neck and neck with South Africa


India have moved level with South Africa in the LG International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Championship table following their 1-0 series win over Pakistan. However, they stay in fourth position behind South Africa when the points are calculated past the decimal point.

There is very little to choose now between the teams in the middle section of the table with just six ratings points separating England in second place and Sri Lanka in fifth. Australia are still a long way clear in first place, some 32 ratings points clear of England.

Meanwhile, Pakistan lost ground on Sri Lanka and now lie 11 points adrift in sixth. New Zealand are now hot on the heels of Pakistan and if they wins both matches in their two-Test series against Bangladesh they will be just one ratings point behind.

England need to win the final Test at Galle if they are to retain second place on the ladder. So close is the table that if they fail to do so they will slip to fifth. A draw will lift Sri Lanka into third, but if they win at Galle and so complete a 2-0 series victory they will leapfrog into second spot.

Team Matches Points Rating

Australia 28 4005 143

England 36 3979 111

South Africa 33 3603 109

India 33 3591 109

Sri Lanka 28 2946 105

Pakistan 33 3107 94

New Zealand 18 1646 91

West Indies 24 1717 72

Bangladesh 18 65 4

Source:Cricket News

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