MS Dhoni © Getty Images
MS Dhoni’s men have had a tough run away from home in the classical format © Getty Images

Dubai: Nov 30, 2014

India remained sixth while Pakistan dropped a place to fourth after their heavy innings defeat against New Zealand, in the latest Test rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC), in Dubai on Sunday.

The win meant that New Zealand has gained one rankings point and now lies two points adrift of sixth placed India, who have 96 points. The result also saw the Black Caps increase the gap with eight-placed West Indies to 19.

South Africa are on top of the Test table at 124 points while Australia are in second place at 117 points. New Zealand has a chance to progress further up the Test rankings when it hosts Sri Lanka in a two Test match series which begins in December.

ICC Test Rankings Points

1. South Africa (124)

2. Australia (117)

3. England (104)

4. Pakistan (103)

5. Sri Lanka (101)

6. India (96)

7. New Zealand (94)

8. West Indies (75)

9. Bangladesh (32)

10. Zimbabwe (18)