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Hilfenhaus and Harris achieve career-best ratings

April 13, 2012 17:39 IST

Australian pacers Ben Hilfenhaus and Ryan Harris achieved their highest-ever bowling ratings in the ICC Test rankings after guiding their team to a thrilling three-wicket win over the West Indies in the first Test in Barbados.

Man-of-the-match Harris, who took three for 31 in the West Indies second innings, jumped five places to 16th in the rankings with his highest-ever ratings points of 614, the ICC said.

Ben HilfenhausHilfenhaus, who not only took four for 27 in the West Indies second innings but also scored the match-winning run, climbed three places to eighth with 751 ratings points.

In the batting rankings, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who scored a first innings 103, has moved up three places to fifth while Darren Bravo, with 51 and 32, has attained career-best ratings points of 695 but remains 21st in the batting rankings.

South Africa's AB de Villiers now stands alone as the No. 1 ranked batsman after Australia's captain Michael

Clarke dropped two ranking spots to third and his predecessor, Ricky Ponting, also fell by three spots to 19th.

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