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Indian skipper Virat Kohli achieves career-best ICC Test ranking

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 November 2016, 16:12 IST

Virat Kohli, on 30 November, climbed a new high as he is ranked career-best third spot in the latest ICC rankings for batsmen.

Kohli climbed up the third spot after India registered a thumping win over England where Kohli scored 62 and six not out to move to 833 points. Before the start of the five-Test series, Kohli stood at the 15th position but moved up the rankings fast as he has 405 runs under his belt so far in the Test series.

Top-ranked in T20 Internationals and second in One-Day Internationals, Kohli will further look to better his points and reach the top spot at the end of the series against England.

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While Australian captain Steve Smith holds the top spot followed by England's Joe Root in the second, India's Cheteswar Pujara occupies the eighth spot in the table.

Meanwhile, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin topped the charts in both the bowlers' and all-rounders' list with 493 points - a tally last achieved by South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis in 2008.

Ravindra Jadeja, who is positioned seventh in the bowlers' list, gained two slots to reach a career-best fourth spot as an all-rounder after scoring a crucial 90 in his only innings in Mohali.

First published: 30 November 2016, 16:12 IST