ICC Test Championship table

South Africa's captain Graeme Smith holds the the ICC mace as he celebrates with teammates after South Africa defeated …

South Africa replaced England as the world's number one Test side with a 51-run win in the third Test at Lord's on Monday.

Victory gave the tourists the three-match series 2-0 and saw the Proteas back on top of the International Cricket Council's Test Championship table for the first time since November 2009.

This result meant England's reign as the world's leading team in the five-day format ended nearly a year to the day since they dethroned India and dropped them to second place, with Australia third.

Below is the latest ICC Test Championship table (rank, team, rating):

  1. South Africa 120
  2. England 117
  3. Australia 116
  4. Pakistan 109
  5. India 104
  6. Sri Lanka 98
  7. West Indies 90
  8. New Zealand 80
  9. Bangladesh 0

Note: Zimbabwe is currently unranked, as it has played insufficient matches.


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