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Kohli climbs to career-best 3rd in Test rankings

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli has moved up to a career-best third position in the latest rankings for batsmen after leading his team to an eight-wicket win over in Mohali. Starting the five-Test series against in 15th position, Kohli has risen at a fast pace, scoring 405 runs in three Tests so far. currently lead the series 2-0. The 28-year-old Kohli scored 62 and six not out in the recently-concluded third Test to move to 833 points. Top-ranked in Twenty20 Internationals and second in One-Day Internationals, Kohli will look to improve his ranking further in the remaining two Test matches against Another Indian batsman to figure in top-10 was Cheteshwar Pujara, who occupies the eighth spot in the table, headed by captain Steve Smith. England's is at the second position, having 14 points more than Kohli. Meanwhile, off-spinner topped the charts in both the bowlers' and all-rounders' list Ashwin has consolidated his position at the top in the Test all-rounders' rankings with 493 points, a tally not reached by anyone since retired South Africa player Jacques Kallis in 2008. Ashwin's spin partner Ravindra Jadeja is the other Indian to feature in the top-10 of both Test bowlers' and all-rounders' rankings. While he is holding the seventh position in the bowlers' list, Jadeja has gained two slots to reach a career-best fourth as an all-rounders after scoring a crucial 90 in his only innings in Mohali.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 14:42 IST