Dubai [UAE], April 3 (ANI): New Zealand have overtaken Australia to take third position in the ICC Test Team Rankings after the Christchurch and Johannesburg Test matches, which has resulted in them getting a bigger purse from the International Cricket Council at the extended cut-off date of April 3.
New Zealand's 1-0 series win over England and Australia's 3-1 loss to South Africa have resulted in both teams finishing on 102 points in the team rankings. However, New Zealand are ahead by a thin margin, as they are now on 102.263 points and Australia are on 102.2 points.
South Africa had already assured themselves of the second place after having taken up a 2-1 lead in the series since only Australia could overtake them in the team list.
India have already been presented with the ICC Test Championship Mace and a 1 million USD prize money after they sealed the top spot following victory in the Johannesburg Test against South Africa in January. South Africa had won the series 2-1. (ANI)