Dubai: India on Sunday became the number one team in Test rankings after they beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 24 runs.
The vicotory gave India a 2-0 series triumph and five rating points from the rubber, taking their overall tally to 124.
Team India is only the third team after Australia and South Africa to become the No 1 team, since the Test Championship was introduced in May 2001, the ICC said in a statement.
India had started the series in third spot on 119 ratings points, three less than South Africa.
A series win by 2-0 or better will give South Africa back its number-one spot but that scenario will arise only in January next year.
While the 2-0 success has put India on top of the world, the defeat has dropped Sri Lanka from second place to fourth spot in the Test Championship table.
ICC Test Championship table:
1. India (124)
2. South Africa (122)
3. Australia (116)
4. Sri Lanka (115)
5. England (105)
6. Pakistan (84)
7. New Zealand (80)
8. West Indies (76)
9. Bangladesh (13)