Tim Paine
Tim Paine (Getty Images)

A heavy 373-run defeat to Pakistan in the second Test has seen Australia slip from the third to fifth spot in the latest ICC rankings for Test teams. With the crushing win, Pakistan also clinched the two-match series 1-0 after the first Test in Dubai ended in a draw.

The Tim Paine-led Australia were at 106 points when the series began and were behind only second-ranked South Africa in the rankings thanks to decimals. They now have 102 points to be placed behind England (3rd) and New Zealand (4th).

Pakistan though remain static at seventh spot but have gained seven points from 88 to 95 and are within two points of Sri Lanka. Had Pakistan won the series 2-0, they would have overtaken Sri Lanka.

India continue to lead the charts with 116 points followed by South Africa (106 points).

Mohammad Abbas became the most successful bowler in a two-Test series in the UAE, as well as the first fast bowler to claim ten wickets in a Test in the country, while leading Pakistan to victory on Friday. He claimed 5/62 on the fourth day, taking his tally for the match to 10/95. His tenth wicket of the match made history and took his series tally to 17 at an outstanding average of 10.58 each and at a strike-rate of 26.7 to surpass the 16 that Shane Warne, Rangana Herath and Yasir Shah managed earlier.

Australia will end their UAE tour with a three-T20I series that starts from October 24 in Abu Dhabi.

Latest ICC Ranking (As of 19/10/2018)

1 India (116)

2 South Africa (106)

3 England (105)

4 New Zealand (102)

5 Australia (102)

6 Sri Lanka (97)

7 Pakistan (95)

8 West Indies (76)

9 Bangladesh (67)

10 Zimbabwe (2)