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Third Test Analysis

South Africa beat England by 51 wins in Third Test at Lords, to take series 2-0 and become the number one ranked Test team in the World.

So, are South Africa the best team in the world – well the rankings would suggest so, and some have even suggested that this team compares favourably with the Australian side captained by Steve Waugh.

Truth is that there at least three teams who on their day can claim to be the best in the world – South Africa is one, England, Pakistan, and then there those who can not be ignored, India, Sri Lanka and of course Australia who are by no means a spent force.

The age of a single power dominating world cricket has long gone – and that is a good thing for everyone.

Current ICC Test rankings

 1. South Africa – 120 points

2. England – 117

3. Australia – 116

4. Pakistan – 109

5. India – 104