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South Africa moves into third position in T20I rankings

South Africa has collected five ratings points and has joined India on 123 ratings points but will be ranked below India by one-hundredth of a decimal point

South Africa moves into third position in T20I rankings - Cricket News
South Africa won the opener against Pakistan on Wednesday by nine wickets and then made it two out of two by winning Friday’s match by six runs
South Africa has moved into third position in the Reliance ICC T20I Team Rankings after winning both the matches against Pakistan in Dubai. 

South Africa won the opener on Wednesday by nine wickets and then made it two out of two by winning Friday’s match by six runs. 

The series result means South Africa has collected five ratings points and has joined India on 123 ratings points but will be ranked below Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side by one-hundredth of a decimal point. 

In contrast, Pakistan, which entered the series in second position and had an opportunity to top the rankings, has dropped behind Sri Lanka (128 ratings points), India and South Africa (both 123 ratings points), in fourth position on 120 ratings points (ahead of the West Indies by a fraction of a point). 

The T20I player rankings will be released on Saturday afternoon. 

The two sides will now lock horns in a two-match series to be played on 20 and 22 November in Johannesburg and Cape Town. 

Reliance ICC T20I Rankings (as of 15 November)
 
Rank Team Rating
1 Sri Lanka 128
2 India 123
3 South Africa 123
4 Pakistan 120
5 West Indies 120
6 England 112
7 New Zealand 103
8 Australia 102
9 Ireland 81
10 Bangladesh 72
11 Afghanistan 68
12 Scotland 62
13 Netherlands 51
14 Zimbabwe 46
15 Kenya 41

Not ranked as fewer than eight T20I matches played since August 2010:
 
Canada 6

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