Pakistan surpassed Australia on Friday to claim the third spot in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ODI rankings.
The Australians dropped to fourth place after losing by 26 runs to Sri Lanka in the second one-day international of the five-match series in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Pakistan, headed by Babar Azam, is now ranked third with 106 ratings, behind New Zealand and England, who have 125 and 124 ratings, respectively.
Previously, Pakistan had overtook India to secure the fourth position after sweeping the three-match ODI series against West Indies at the Multan Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan had defeated West Indies by 53 runs to win the final ODI of the series, following wins by five wickets and 120 runs in the first and second ODIs, respectively.
Pakistan has benefited tremendously from their series victory over the West Indies, as the team has climbed the ICC Super League rankings and is currently fourth in the points table.