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Pakistan rise to No. 1 in Test rankings

Pakistan has topped the ICC Test Team Rankings for the first time after wet ground at the Queen Park Oval, Port of Spain, denied India the opportunity to defend the top spot which it had reclaimed from Australia on 17 August.

The result of the fourth and final Test means India won its series against the West Indies by 2-0, finishing on 110 points – one behind Pakistan and two ahead of third-ranked Australia.

Following the Sri Lanka-Australia series, India had needed to win the Port of Spain Test to retain the number-one Test ranking.

India had entered the series on 112 points, 44 points ahead of eighth-ranked West Indies. And because the rankings are weighted to reflect this difference, India's failure to win by a better margin has resulted in it dropping two points and the West Indies earning two points.

The Port of Spain Test has also brought down curtains on what has been highly competitive and entertaining six weeks of Test cricket in four different parts of the globe which saw the ICC Test Team Rankings top spot change hands three times inside five days.

(ICC)
For Pakistan, Misbah-ul-Haq's side has become only the fifth team after Australia, England, India and South Africa to top the ICC Test Rankings since these were introduced in 2003.

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