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Test Rankings: Ojha retains 5th spot, Tendulkar slips a rung

Last updated on: December 10, 2012 09:40 IST

Test Rankings: Ojha retains 5th spot, Tendulkar slips a rung

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Pragyan Ojha retained his fifth position while Sachin Tendulkar slipped a spot to 19th in the latest ICC Test rankings.

Left-arm spinner Ojha, gained six points to reach a career-best 773 rating points after he finished with five wickets in the Kolkata Test against England.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin moved up two places to seventh in the latest ranking for all-rounders, led by South Africa's Jacques Kallis, after he scored 91 runs and took five wickets against England.


Image: Pragyan Ojha


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Sehwag, Gambhir climb a spot

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Dashing Indian opener Virender Sehwag moved up to 23rd and his Delhi teammate Gautam Gambhir (35th), too, gained a position.

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni climbed to the 38th position.

Cheteshwar Pujara went four rungs down to 25th and Yuvraj Singh on the 71st spot (down by two), were some of the other changes for the Indians.


Image: Virender Sehwag


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Cook up in 4th place

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England's captain Alastair Cook, with his 190-run knock against India, gained a position and was fourth with 874 points.

West Indian Shivnarine Chanderpaul continued to lead the charts for ICC Test Player Rankings for this week.

Apart from Cook, the other major mover on the table, among England batsmen, was Jonathan Trott, back in the top 20. Trott moved up four places to 18th.


Image: Alastair Cook


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Steyn tops bowling chart

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Among the bowlers, Dale Steyn continued to lead the table. Vernon Philander was placed joint second with Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath.

England's James Anderson moved to seventh position after bagging three wickets in both innings of the Kolkata Test.

India's Zaheer Khan slipped down a place to be ranked 15th.

Image: Dale Steyn


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