India became the number one team in Test Cricket rankings after defeating Sri Lanka by an innings and 24 runs in the third and final test today, to clinch the three-match series by a 2-0 margin. Earlier they shared similar points with South Africa but with a difference in decimal points. With this win India is no.1 in test rankings followed by South Africa in no.2, Australia at 3 and Sri Lanka at no.4.
Dhoni’s men took less then hour to record their second consecutive innings win.They completed the comprehensive victory in just 7.4 overs this morning, they just need 4 wickets to wipe out Sri Lankan team
Â Resuming at 274/6, the Sri Lankans lost their captain Kumar Sangakkara (137) in the first over and were all out for 309 with Zaheer Khan taking three wickets on last day and 5 wickets in the Sri lankaâ€™s 2nd inning.
Â Other then Indiaâ€™s numro- uno position this match also be best remembered for the blazing 293-run knock played by Virender Sehwag
Â This is the first time that India has become no.1 in ICC test rankings. Earlier only Australia and South Africa could reach the first position in ICC test rankings. Now, India can be displaced from the first position in the test rankings if South Africa wins the upcoming first two tests against England. The second test ends on December 30. This means till December 30, India will remain the no.1 test team in the world.
Â India and Sri Lanka will now gear up for two Twenty20 matches in Nagpur and Mohali followed by a 5-match One-day series which begins at Rajkot from Dec. 15.