Proteas jump to 2nd in ICC Test rankings

2019-01-14 13:14
duanne olivier, dale steyn
Duanne Olivier and Dale Steyn (AP)

Relive the controversial 2018 Australian cricket tour to South Africa, which rocked the game and resulted in various consequences.

Cape Town - The Proteas have overtaken New Zealand and England to take second position in the ICC Test rankings.

This comes after South Africa defeated Pakistan by 107 runs in the final Test at the Wanderers on Monday to complete a 3-0 clean sweep at home.

READ: Proteas' Olivier falls short of 116-year long record

South Africa gained four points to reach 110, 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.

Pakistan have lost one position, slipping behind Sri Lanka to seventh place. Pakistan started the series with 92 points but are now on 88 points, three points fewer than Sri Lanka.

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 January 23 to remain ahead of New Zealand.

The Proteas will now shift their focus to five ODIs against Pakistan. The first ODI takes place on Saturday at St. George's Park in Port Elizabeth.

Top 10 ICC Test rankings:

1. India - 116

2. South Africa - 110

3. England - 108

4. New Zealand - 107

5. Australia - 101

6. Sri Lanka - 91

7. Pakistan - 88

8. West Indies - 70

9. Bangladesh - 69

10. Zimbabwe - 13

Read more on:    proteas  |  johannesburg  |  cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming

Thursday, 21 February 2019
South Africa v Sri Lanka, , Port Elizabeth 10:00
Sunday, 03 March 2019
South Africa v Sri Lanka, , Johannesburg 10:00
Wednesday, 06 March 2019
South Africa v Sri Lanka, Centurion 13:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.