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England move up to fourth position after 4-1 series win

Joe Root
England have overtaken New Zealand to grab fourth position in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings after completing a 4-1 series victory over India at The Oval on Tuesday.

The home side had started the series in fifth position and 97 points but the emphatic victory over top-ranked India has resulted in a big gain of eight points and lifted them to 105 points.

Joe Root’s England side are now just one point behind South Africa and Australia, who are both on 106 points with the former marginally ahead on decimal points. With New Zealand not far behind on 102 points, there are now four teams within a space of five points of each other on the points table.


India remain in top position despite the loss but the result has seen them lose as many as 10 points. The Virat Kohli-led side had started the series at 125 points and are now on 115 points.

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