After the exciting Border-Gavaskar series remained leveled at 1-1 as Ranchi witnessed a draw, the second ranked Australia would be eyeing to maintain their Test rankings as there is lot of money at stake in the decider, that starts from March 25.

There are many things round the corner the calculators are out to decide as to who’ll secure the second spot in the Test rankings while playing with numbers.

The predictor says if the series will be levelled at 1-1, Australia will secure 110 points and if they lose the series 2-1, they’ll go down to 108 points while dropping a point from their original count. Eventually, if they emerge victorious in the ongoing series by winning the Tests 2-1, they’ll jump to 112 points.

However, if Australia lose the fourth Test in Dharamsala and the Proteas lose third and the final Test against the Black Caps, the Kangaroos will settle for the second spot.

The runners-up in Test cricket for April 1 cut-off date is yet to be decided as South Africa is wrestling with Australia for the number two spot.

Reports suggests the second-ranked side will receive an amount of $500,000 (INR 32, 737500).

Last year, Australia were dethroned from top of the Test rankings after a humiliating series loss in Sri Lanka.

Earlier this month, Australia was replaced by South Africa in the One-Day International rankings, by claiming a 3-2 victory over New Zealand.

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    Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Sportzwiki.com, who follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down the scorecard when he turned 11. He Tweets @TahirIbnManzoor

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