Dubai: India remained in the third spot in ICC ranking even after securing a historic triumph over New Zealand .
Rain prevented India from gaining a point and keeping up the pressure on South Africa, the side directly above it in the Test Championship table.
The eighth-placed Kiwis, in fact, ended up gaining a point for managing two draws.
When rain forced the players off the field 20 minutes after lunch in the third and last Test in Wellington, New Zealand had its back against the wall struggling at 281-8 after India had set the home team an unlikely target of 617 runs to win.
If India could have forced a win it would have given it a 2-0 series triumph and helped it retain its pre-series 118 ratings points, just one behind the second-placed Proteas, and 10 behind leaders Australia.