24 Nov 2011

India leapfrog South Africa

2:21 pm on 24 November 2011

South Africa have surrendered their second position in the Test cricket rankings to India following their drawn home series against Australia.

Australia's thrilling two-wicket victory in the Johannesburg Test not only levelled the series 1-1 but also cost South Africa one ratings point.

It was enough for India to grab second with 117 points, one more than South Africa.

India are 2-0 up against seventh placed West Indies in the ongoing three-match home series.

England remain at top with 125 points, and Australia are fourth.