Ashes rout boosts Australia to world No.3 Test side

After a 5-0 Ashes whitewash Australia leapfrogged Pakistan and England, have climbed to within six points of second-placed India.

updated: January 05, 2014 13:40 IST
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Sydney: Australia jumped two places to third on the world Test rankings after sealing a 5-0 whitewash in the Ashes series in Sydney on Sunday, overtaking England and Pakistan.

Michael Clarke's men climbed to within six points of second-placed India with their 281-run rout of England. Australia's third-ever clean sweep of the Ashes brought them 10 points for ratings of 111.

England's crushing defeat cost them nine points and saw them slide to fourth place at 107, five points clear of Pakistan.

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