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India, after winning the second Test against Australia at Bengaluru, are now assured of the No.1 spot in the ICC Test Rankings for this cricketing season. India, after losing the Pune Test, were in a spot of bother as their No.1 ranking was under threat. However, now that the series is levelled, they maintain their supremacy and will be rewarded with a cash price of USD 1 million, irrespective on how the remaining two-Tests at Ranchi and Dharamsala pan out. India’s ranking will only slip after the cut-off date April 1. India currently have 121 points, while Australia are a close behind with 109 points. Full cricket scorecard: India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Bengaluru

New Zealand can overtake South Africa in the rankings if they beat the opposition by 2-0 or better in an upcoming three-match home series starting in Dunedin on Wednesday. A 2-0 win for fifth-placed New Zealand will take it level with South Africa at 102 points but ahead on decimal points, while New Zealand could go up from 98 points to 103 points and third place with a 3-0 win. South Africa will be on 101 points in such a scenario, equal with England but behind on decimal points, at fifth position.

On the other hand, South Africa will go up to 111 points on the points table with a 3-0 win in the series. India and Australia, who are currently engaged in a four-Test series, hold the top two positions with 121 and 109 points respectively.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh will have a chance to overtake the West Indies in the points table if it is able to pull off a victory in a two-Test series against Sri Lanka that starts in Galle on Tuesday.

A 1-0 win will take Bangladesh one point clear of West Indies with 70 points to eighth position, while a 2-0 series win could take it to 72 points. On the other hand, Sri Lanka could go up to 93 points with a 2-0 win but will remain at the seventh position.