New Delhi, Dec 24: After their success over England in the two-test series India have reclaimed the second position from South Africa in the ICC Test Championship. India won the first Test in Chennai by six wickets and drew the second in Mohali on Tuesday, Dec 23, enough to earn them two ratings points and go ahead of South Africa in second, a position they had briefly enjoyed after its 2-0 home series victory over Australia recently.
But South Africa can regain second position if they win their present three-match series against Australia by 2-1 or 2-0, or draw it 1-1. Graeme Smith's team can even over take Ricky Ponting's Oz team at the top of the ladder by a fraction of a point if it wins the remaining two Tests to sweep the series 3-0.
On the other side of the coin, if Australia win the last two Tests they will not only widen the gap with South Africa to 15 points but will also trash their hopes of regaining the second position from India.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)