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Tigers’ Test ranking point improves

67Bangladesh’s points in Test rankings slightly improved despite their 0-1 loss to Pakistan in the two-match Test series after the International Cricket Council completed its annual update on Monday.
The Tigers, who are distantly ninth in the rankings, began the series with 32 points and gained just one point thanks to their come-from-behind draw in the first Test match in Khulna.
However, the annual update reflected their overall improvement helping them finishing with 39 points.
The annual update is carried out to ensure the table continues to reflect results from the last three years.
As such, results from 2011-12 have been dropped while the results from 2013-14 have been reduced to a weighting of 50 per cent.
It came as a blow for Pakistan who was at the third place after their crushing 328-run win in the Dhaka Test but has now dropped to sixth place after annual update.
South Africa strengthened their position at the top taking their points from 124 to 130 while Australia retained their second position despite their points plummeted from 119 to 109.
The third position has been credited to New Zealand, who were earlier in the fifth position.