Sehwag loses top Test spot to Sangakkara

Published: Monday, August 2, 2010, 11:51 [IST]
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Sehwag loses No 1 Test ranking

Indian opener Virender Sehwag on Sunday lost his Number One Test crown to Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen.

Though Sehwag made 99 in the first innings, his innings was overshadowed by Sangakkara's double ton in the first innings and Sangakkara scored 42 unbeaten in the second innings which helped the left-hander to reclaim top spot which he previously occupied in 2009.

Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar has climbed two places to take fourth position in the rankings after his impressive double century during the match.

Sangakkara's team-mate Thilan Samaraweera has risen one place to 18th after scoring 76 not out and 10 not out.

England's Andrew Strauss has just managed to break into the top 20 after captaining his side to victory in the first Test against Pakistan.

Strauss' team-mate Paul Collingwood has leapt five places to sit in 22nd while vice-captain Alastair Cook has slipped five places to 30th sitting one below India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

England centurion Eoin Morgan has shot up the rankings to 51st position after his strong batting display with Collingwood at Trent Bridge.

India"s Test debutant and centurion Suresh Raina has entered the rankings in 60th place after his knock of 120 against Sri Lanka.

In the latest ICC Test rankings for bowlers, there is no change at the top of the table, which is headed by South Africa"s Dale Steyn followed by Pakistan Mohammad Asif.

England pace bowler James Anderson's impressive show in the first Test against Pakistan has helped him climb four places to claim fifth place, just behind his team-mate Graeme Swann who is now only 14 ratings points ahead of the fast bowler.


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