Australia push India to fourth in ICC Test rankings

Australia have pushed India to fourth place in the ICC Test championship table after winning the three-match series against the West Indies 2-0.

Australia had entered the series against the West Indies on equal points with India but below Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side when ratings were calculated beyond the decimal point.

The series win gave it one ratings point which was enough to put it ahead of India.

England leads the Test Championship table, followed by South Africa which is fraction of a point behind Andrew Strauss’s side.

Meanwhile, West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has regained the number-one ranking in the rankings for Test batsmen after hitting two half-centuries in the Dominica Test, which Australia won by 75 runs to claim the series 2-0.

Other batsmen to move up the chart are Australia’s David Warner, Ed Cowan and Matthew Wade, and West Indies captain Darren Sammy.

In the rankings for Test bowlers, West Indies’ Kemar Roach has gained two more places and is now on a career-best 16th position after figures of one for 72 and three for 40.

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