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India drop ranking points despite win

Posted by on July 12, 2011 0 Comment

They may have come out on top in the recently completed Test series against the West Indies, but India lost ranking points nonetheless.

MS Dhoni’s men won their three-match Test series one-nil, but were penalised by the ranking system for drawing two Tests with a team ranked six places below them.

However, the two point drop does not impact India’s standing as the top team in Test cricket.

Windies paceman Fidel Edwards was rewarded for his strong showing in the final game of the series, with his six wickets catapulting him to joint 16th spot, his highest career ranking.

Harbhajan Singh has also moved up in the rankings, trading places with team-mate Ishant Sharma, with the former moving up to seventh and the later dropping to eighth.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s ton on the final day in Dominica sees the left-hander rise to seventh in the batsman’s rankings.

Newcomer Kirk Edwards entered the rankings in 60th spot after the 26-year-old became one of an elite few to score centuries on debut. Cricket365

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