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India move ahead of Pak in ICC Test ranking

The 2-1 series victory over Pakistan propelled the Indians to fourth position in the International Cricket Council Test Championship table.
PTI | By HTCricket.com
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2004 01:26 AM IST

The historic Test series win at Rawalpindi gave Team India an official recognition in International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Championship table of rating.  The 2-1 series victory catapulted the Team India to fourth position in the ICC Test Championship table with a rating of 102, the highest in India Test cricket history.

India's rating has risen from 100 to 102 as a result of the series victory. The result put India ahead of Pakistan for the first time since August 2003 with Pakistan dropping from 102 to 99.

Earlier this year, India's rating improved from 95 to 100 due to a strong showing in the drawn series against Australia. India has never had a rating above 100 since the new system of calculation was introduced in July 2003 and has never been as high as fourth since the introduction of the system in May 2001.

Prior to the historic Test series, India also overtook Pakistan in the ICC One-Day International Championship by virtue of a 3-2 win in the ODI series.

The ICC Test Championship table as on till date:

ICC Championship table

Position  Team            Points
1           Australia        127
2           South Africa   112
3           England         103
4             India               102
5           New Zealand  101
6           Pakistan         99
7           Sri Lanka        94
8           West Indies    82
9           Zimbabwe       55
10         Bangladesh      1

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