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Melbourne (Australia), May 1 (Canadian-Media): Australia's official test rankings moved to the top on Friday ending India's top position since October 2016, removing Virat Kohli and his men's impressive 12-1 win-loss record in the 2016-17 period, media reports said.
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India, which registered its maiden test series victory in Australia last year, is scheduled to tour Down Under later this year.
South Africa suffered the biggest fall of eight points in its ratings, which sees its decline below Sri Lanka into sixth place.
India still lead the ICC World Test Championship.
England has moved into second position with 268 points while India is up one place to third, just two points behind.
When the global T20I rankings were launched 12 months ago, there were 80 ranked teams.
Since then seven teams have joined the table (Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Turkey), while three countries (France, Isle of Man and Israel) have lost their rankings having played insufficient matches.
Last year Australia was able to retain the Ashes in England and was unbeaten in five home tests against Pakistan and New Zealand.
Another South Asian team, Pakistan was replaced by Australia, to top the Twenty20 rankings as well, which boosted their confidence ahead of their home World Cup.