15 Jul 2012

Australia up to No.2 in Test rankings

11:12 am on 15 July 2012

Australia have moved up to number two on the latest ICC Test rankings following the annual update on the ladder by cricket's world governing body.

South Africa has fallen behind Michael Clarke's men in the rankings although the Proteas can leap above Australia and England if they win their upcoming Test series against the world number one team.

It means the number one spot is up for grabs for the second northern hemisphere summer in succession after England climbed to the game's summit with a series win over India last year.