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Gambhir attains career-best ranking

Published: Thursday, April 9, 2009, 11:00 [IST]
 
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Gambhir rises to career high

Dubai: India's batting sensation Gautam Gambhir moved up to his career best rankings in Test cricket after an outstanding tour of New Zealand.

Gambhir has risen one place to achieve his career-best fourth rank following his scores of 23 and 167.

The 27-year-old left-hander has climbed five places in the series after contributing 445 runs with the bat, including two centuries and a half-century. Gambhir is also enjoying the form of his career as in the last eight Tests he has scored 1,269 runs and has vaulted 33 places in the rankings.

In contrast, Gambhir's partner Sehwag has dropped three places to 20th position after scores of 48 and 12.

The 30-year-old dashing batsman had started the series in 14th position but he has lost six places after scoring just 140 runs in five innings.

Besides Sehwag, VVS Laxman has also slipped one place to 16th position while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has jumped five places to share 31st spot with England's Ian Bell.

Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid have retained their 14th and 26th positions respectively.

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