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Proteas slip in ICC Test rankings after Pakistan series defeat

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The Proteas have slipped in ICC Test team rankings after losing the two-match Test series against Pakistan.

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Chasing 370 to win, the Proteas were bowled out for 274 as Pakistan won the second Test in Rawalpindi by 95 runs.

Pakistan sealed the two-match Test series 2-0 after also winning the first Test by seven wickets in Karachi. 

This is Pakistan's second Test series win over South Africa, with the first occurring in a two-match series in 2003.

The Proteas dropped one spot to sixth on 89 points as Pakistan jumped two spots to fifth on 90 points.

The Proteas Test squad and a few management staff will return to South Africa this week, as originally planned, despite Australia calling off this month's three-match Test series.

The two teams will now play three-match T20 series on 11, 13 and 14 February in Lahore.

ICC Test team rankings:

1. New Zealand - 118.44

2. India - 117.65

3. Australia - 113

4. England - 108

5. Pakistan - 90

6. South Africa - 89

7. Sri Lanka - 83

8. West Indies - 77

9. Bangladesh - 55

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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