India and England retain their spots on ICC Test Rankings

James Anderson was named man of the match at Nagpur PTI

Nagpur: Dec 17, 2012

Despite losing to England 1-2 in the home Test series, India retained their number five position as per the latest ICC Test Championship rankings issued on Monday.

India, however, dropped a ratings point to 105, and are now four-points behind arch-rival Pakistan who are placed at the fourth position.

England, on the other hand, consolidated their number two slot by adding a point after drawing the final Test at Nagpur, thereby winning a Test series in India after a long gap of 28 years.

England now stand just five points behind leaders South Africa who are at 123 points.

Australia are positioned at number three in the rankings.

A total of USD 3.8 million prize money will be given to the top-4 Test teams after the April 1 deadline next year.