Ind vs Aus: India on top of ICC Test ranking after beating Australia in Gabba


Islamabad – January 20 (Online): India clinched top Test ranking on Tuesday when they beat Australia – their first defeat at Brisbane’s Gabba ground since 1988.
Australia had not been beaten at the Gabba since falling to Viv Richards’ all-conquering West Indies side by nine wickets in November 1988.
India’s 329 for seven also smashed the 69-year-old record for the biggest run-chase at the Gabba, set by Australia who scored 236 for seven to beat the West Indies in 1951.
The series win was a remarkable achievement considering India were bowled out for their lowest Test score of 36 to lose the first Test in Adelaide, before bouncing back to win the second in Melbourne.
“India move to the No.1 spot in ICC World Test Championship standings,” tweeted the International Cricket Council (ICC). “Australia slip to No.3.”; tweeted ICC – the governing body of world cricket.