India have reclaimed the No.1 spot in the International Cricket Council's Test rankings after Sri Lanka demolished Australia by 163 runs in Colombo to complete a 3-0 whitewash.
Australia, who received the Test championship mace before the start of the series slipped from the numero uno spot to now rest on third while Pakistan, who drew their four-Test series against England, 2-2, climbed to No.2.
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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s recent rift with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has left uncertainty surrounding the staging of the third Test match against India at the Queen’s Park Oval.
The Indians are carded to tour the West Indies from July 14 to August 11 for a series of four Tests with the third scheduled for T&T from July 28 to August 1.
However, officials at the WICB believe that Dr Rowley’s recent calls for the dissolution of the organistion, could signal that his government will not be supporting the Test being played in Trinidad.
Adam Voges hit an unbeaten 174 and Shaun Marsh 139 not out as Australia amassed 438-3 on the opening day of the three-Test series against West Indies.
David Warner made a rapid 64 as Australia slipped to 121-3, but Voges and Marsh put on an unbroken 317, the second highest Test stand in Hobart.
Voges, whose century took 100 balls, hit 19 fours in his highest Test score.
West Indies left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican removed Warner and captain Steve Smith in claiming 2-111.