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India chase second place in ICC Test Rankings

A Test series win against Lanka could be enough to take India to 2nd spot in the ICC Test C'ship table.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2005 10:46 IST

A Test series win against Sri Lanka could be enough to take India into second place in the LG ICC Test Championship table.

If that happens, it will be the first time they have reached those heights in the four-and-a-half years since the official LG ICC Test Championship was launched in May 2001.

Should India secure a 2-0 win in their three-match series they will move ahead of England unless Michael Vaughan's men are victorious in their current Test against Pakistan in Lahore.

And if England lose that Test then Rahul Dravid's side will only have to win the Sri Lanka series 1-0 or 2-1 in order to take second spot.

In terms of points, this is how the scenarios could play out for India over the coming days and weeks:

A 2-0 win for India will be enough to take them second if England draw in Lahore as that combination of results will leave both teams on 115 points but India will be ahead when the ratings are calculated to three decimal places

A 1-0 or 2-1 win for India will also see them go second if England lose the Lahore Test. Both sides would then be level on 113 points but again India would have the edge when the ratings are calculated to three decimal places.

First Published: Dec 02, 2005 10:46 IST