Pakistan jumps to No. 5 in ICC Test Team Rankings

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

08th Feb, 2021. 02:29 pm

Pakistan gained eight rating points to jump to No.5 in the International Cricket Council ICC Test Team Rankings after winning series against South Africa on Monday.

Pakistan registered a historic series sweep over South Africa after winning the second Test in Rawalpindi with 95 runs.


Quinton de Kock’s side began the final day’s play on their overnight score of 127-1 with Markram and Rassie van der Dussen batting at 59 and 48 respectively.

Pacer Hasan Ali, who bagged a five-wicket haul in the first innings, provided the breakthrough with Dussen’s wicket. He then dismissed Faf du Plessis for five.

South Africa opener Aiden Markram hit a century to help the Proteas recover from Pakistan medium pacer Hasan Ali’s double strike in the morning session.

Markram drove the last ball before lunch from Fawad Alam to wide mid-on for a single to reach his fifth Test century — the first outside South Africa.

Temba Bavuma hit 44 not out as the pair guided South Africa to 219-3, needing another 151 runs in pursuit of a daunting 370-run target in a possible 65 overs.

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