Hayden overtakes Sachin in ODI rankings

Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Sachin Tendulkar was toppled by Australian opener Matthew Hayden in the latest Samsung World ODI batting ratings while Rahul Dravid was ranked third in Test batting.

With 597 runs in 14 innings, Hayden was far ahead of the Indian batting genius who scored 537 runs from 15 innings. Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka was placed third, according to the ratings released by ESPN-Star Sports on Monday.

West Indies batting star Brian Lara and South Africa's Jacques Kallis secured the first and second positions in Test batting followed by Dravid.

In ODI bowling, Chaminda Vaas was perched on the top ahead of compatriot and ace spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, ranked third on the list.

The second place was grabbed by Australia's Jason Gillespie.

Irfan Pathan was the only Indian to figure in the category at the sixth position.

India were ranked fourth in both ODI and Test team categories. In ODI, India trailed Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand and in the Tests, Australia, England and South Africa were ahead of the Indians.

In Test bowling, England's Stephen Harmison headed the ratings followed by Muralitharan and Vaas.

The ratings are based on the last 81 ODIs and 44 Test matches.

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