Zimbabwe return to Test Rankings in style

A historic 24 runs win for Zimbabwe in the second and final Test of its series against Pakistan on Saturday at the Harare Sports Club, has helped Zimbabwe return to the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings for the first time since May 2007 in the ninth place.

The two-match series was drawn 1-1 with Zimbabwe finishing with 34 ratings points, ahead of 10th ranked Bangladesh who have 10 ratings points.

Zimbabwe had entered the Series unranked and irrespective of the result of the Series would have finished ninth on the table.

Zimbabwe pulled out of playing Test cricket in January 2006 and, since its return to the Test arena in August 2011 after five years of absence, it had been unranked, having not played the requisite eight qualifying Tests to be part of the rankings table.

In sharp contrast, Pakistan has conceded five ratings points and has dropped behind Australia and West Indies. Misbah-ul-Haq’s side had only moved into fourth position last month following the conclusion of the Ashes, which England retained after defeating Australia by 3-0.

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