LAHORE: International Cricket Council (ICC) released its fresh test rankings, with Australia clinching top position after five years, pushing South Africa to second place, ARY News reported Thursday.
Pakistan also gained the fourth position, with India witnessing a significant fall from third to fifth position. England is moved to a third position.
South Africa, which dominated the ICC rankings for years, have now been pushed to second place after Australia’s surge.
However, Australia's immediate reign at No.1 could be short-lived, with South Africa facing two Tests in Sri Lanka and one in Zimbabwe before Australia's next Test series, which is against Pakistan in the UAE in October.
Other rankings include New Zealand at 6th place, Sri Lanka 7, West Indies 8, Zimbabwe 9 and Bangladesh 10.