When Team India learned they were in the top spot in the ICC Test rankings on Tuesday afternoon, they had a happy moment. It barely lasted for two hours, but fans tweeted about it. In the standings, Australia has reclaimed the top place. The ranking was altered as a result of a substantial mistake on the ICC website since neither Australia nor India are now a part of any Test series and are slated to play one against each other next month.

The ICC Test rankings seldom change between series; they only do so at the end of each. Australia got their most recent improvement after dominating South Africa at home on January 8. They were in the first place because they got 126 rating points.

On the other hand, India last took part in a Test series in late December, when they thumped Bangladesh handily on the road. They came in second with 115 rating points.

Since there are no current Test series, the rankings are unlikely to change, but on Tuesday afternoon, India was able to find their name at the top of the tables thanks to what later proved to be a huge mistake on the ICC website.

According to a screenshot from the ICC website that began making the rounds on Twitter, Australia lost 15 points, while India retained their rating point, putting them in first position. West Indies rose from ninth to sixth place, while fourth-ranked South Africa dropped to fifth.

After the ICC website bug was repaired, Australia regained the lead two hours later.

However, when the Border-Gavaskar series begins on February 9, India will have a chance to win the title. If India wins by a margin of at least 2-0, they may overcome Australia. However, India and Australia’s primary attention will be on the World Test Championship final.