Wednesday, 07 January 2015 - 8:40
South Africa tops ICC Test Championship rankings.
South Africa has retained the iconic ICC Test Championship mace and with it has won a cash award of 500,000 US dollars, following their 2-0 series win over the West Indies in Cape Town yesterday.
The series win means irrespective of how both the fourth Test between Australia and India, and the second Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, pan out, South Africa cannot be removed from the top Test pedestal at the April 1 annual cut-off date.
Australia is ranked 2nd with 117 Test wins, England is ranked 3rd, and Pakistan 4th, with 104 and 103 test wins, while Sri Lanka is ranked 5th with 101 test wins.