Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Pakistan lose rankings after series whitewash against South Africa


CAPE TOWN: Pakistan have lost one position, slipping behind Sri Lanka to seventh place, in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings after suffering a 3-0 series whitewash against South Africa.

Pakistan started off the series with 92 points but are now on 88 points, three points less than Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, the Proteas have overtaken New Zealand and England to take second position in the latest rankings.

South Africa have gained four points to reach 110 points, two points above England in the list led by India (116 points) after their 2-1 victory over Australia in a four-match series that ended last week.

Whereas, New Zealand are one point behind England at 107 points. England will have to win their upcoming three-match series against the Windies starting on 23 January to remain ahead of New Zealand.

Fast bowler Duanne Olivier sparked a Pakistan collapse as South Africa completed a series clean sweep with a 107-run win on the fourth day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday.

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