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Pakistan slip in Test rankings after New Zealand debacle

CHRISTCHURCH: Pakistan team slipped to fourth position in the ICC Test rankings on Tuesday after New Zealand whitewashed the team green in the final Test of two-match series in Hamilton. New Zealand beat Pakistan by 138 runs in the second Test in Hamilton to secure a clean sweep of their two-Test series. Set a target of 369 in their second innings, Pakistan were all out for 230 with less than six overs remaining in the match. New Zealand, who won the first Test in Christchurch by eight wickets, claim their first…

Younis, Shafiq, Yasir slip in test rankings

DUBAI:  Pakistan's Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq and Yasir Shah slipped in the recent test rankings following the team's loss in Sharjah test match against West Indies, ARY News reported. Pakistan lost a rare chance to whitewash West Indies in all three formats of the cricket after they lost the third and final match of the test series by five wickets. The hosts had outclassed the Caribbean side in Twenty20 and ODI series by 3-0, while won the test series 2-1. Steve Smith of Australia leads the batsmen's rankings in tests…

India reclaims top Test spot after NZ-series win

KOLKATA: India's bowlers propelled the hosts to a comprehensive 178-run win over New Zealand in the second Test Monday, to clinch the series and reclaim the top spot in the world rankings. Chasing 376 runs for victory, New Zealand were bowled out for 197 in the final session on the fourth day in Kolkata, with India's Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja taking three wickets each. Shami claimed the final wicket of Trent Boult, sparking celebrations in the Indian team who take an unassailable 2-0 lead in…