Pakistan were on the verge of their first series win over Australia in 20 years and victory in the second Test after skipper Misbah-ul Haq rewrote the recod books with his belligerent batting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Hundreds in both innings during Pakistan's win over Australia in the first Test helped former captain Younus Khan jump four places to seventh while Aussie opener David Warner moved up to a career-high fourth position in the latest ICC batting and bowling rankings released here Monday.
Scars re-opened on a dusty pitch in Bulawayo in August bled profusely on day three of the first test against Pakistan as Australia`s batsmen showed a familiar vulnerability to tight spin bowling on slow wickets.
Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday that an India-Australia clash will serve up as an ideal final for the 2015 World Cup to be held in his country and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29.
Riding on his two match-winning knocks against Bangladesh in the second Test, West Indies' veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul leapfrogged Angelo Mathews and David Warner to be positioned third in the latest ICC Test rankings released Wednesday.