No 1 Test Ranking

  • England lose Lord's Test, SA new No. 1 August 20, 2012

    London: England fought valiantly to attain the target of 346 on the last day but Philander's five-wicket haul scuppered their chase as South Africa won the third Test by 51 runs to take series 2-0 and claim the No. 1 spot in ICC Test rankings. South Africa won the first Test...
  • 2nd Test: Pressure on Strauss' Eng in Colombo April 2, 2012

    Colombo: A fifth Test defeat in a row for England, who were also whitewashed 3-0 by Pakistan in their previous series, in Colombo will allow South Africa to take over from them as the world's No. 1 ranked team. That, and an out-of-form skipper Andrew Strauss, puts England under enough...
  • SA, England in race for No. 1 Test ranking March 6, 2012

    Dubai: South Africa will be aiming to carry the winning momentum from their ODI series into the three-Test series against New Zealand, starting in Dunedin on Wednesday, as that will earn them the status of the No. 1 Test-ranked side in the world in the ICC Test Championship table. If South...
  • New Zealand give van Wyk Test debut March 6, 2012

    Wellington: New Zealand will give South African-born wicketkeeper Kruger van Wyk his Test debut against the Proteas on Wednesday after a hip injury sidelined regular gloveman BJ Watling. Black Caps physiotherapist Paul Close said a problem with Watling's right hip joint meant he was unable to play in the first Test...
  • South Africa chase No. 1 ranking vs New Zealand March 6, 2012

    Dunedin: South Africa will press their claim to the No. 1 Test ranking when they begin a three-match series against New Zealand from Wednesday. Ranked No. 2 behind England, South Africa have already demonstrated their superiority over eighth-ranked New Zealand in shorter formats, winning the Twenty20 series 2-1 and the one-day...