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India retain top spot, Australia slip in latest ICC Test rankings

India remained at the top of the ICC Test rankings while Australia slipped to fifth position after a 1-1 series draw against Bangladesh.

cricket Updated: Sep 07, 2017 17:57 IST
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli (L) celebrates with teammate Shikhar Dhawan after their victory in the third Test match against Sri Lanka.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli (L) celebrates with teammate Shikhar Dhawan after their victory in the third Test match against Sri Lanka.(AFP)

India continued to be at the top in the ICC Test rankings but Australia slipped one rung to fifth in the latest list after drawing the away series against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Thursday. (BAN vs AUS SCORECARD)

India, who whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in the recent away series, have 125 points.

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Australia are now on 97 points, the same as New Zealand, but are behind on decimal points.

Australia drew the two-Test series against Bangladesh 1- 1. Steve Smith’s men had started the series in fourth position at 100 points.

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Australia had to win the series 1-0 or better to remain in fourth position on the points table. South Africa are placed second at 110 points while England are third with 105 points.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh have gained five points from the series to reach an aggregate of 74 points, though they remain ninth, only ahead of Zimbabwe.