In the latest Test team rankings released by ICC, India have survived a scare from New Zealand but thankfully are still placed at sixth position while Pakistan have dropped a place to fourth position after the crushing defeat they suffered at the hands of New Zealand in the third Test at Sharjah. 

The win meant that New Zealand gained one rankings point and now are just two points behind India, who have 96 points. South Africa top the rankings with 124 points and Australia are at second position with 117 points. 

Both New Zealand and India will have a chance to progress further up the Test rankings when they play Tests against Sri Lanka and Australia respectively. 

ICC Test Team Rankings:

Rank

Team

Rating

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

 *Rankings Updated till December 1st, 2014

 

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