After their superb innings victory against Sri Lanka in Kanpur India go into the 3rd Test Match of the series knowing that a victory will see them attain the number 1 ranking for Test Match Cricket
MS Dhoni's men have been playing some superb Test Cricket in recent times, 12 months ago they defeated Australia 2-0 at home.
They backed up that result by beating England 1-0 they chased down over 380 to win hat match and it was a century from the legendary Sachin Tendulkar that saw them home.
India will be even more pleased to be in this situation after the 1st Test in which they had their backs to the wall for the 1st 4 days.
India also came within one match of claiming the number 1 ranking in One Day Cricket. However they fell short against Australia's and as a result Ricky Ponting's men kept their number 1 ranking.