Cook jumps to six reaching Kohli after Edgbaston Double

Cook jumps to six reaching Kohli after Edgbaston DoubleThe English batsman Alastair Cook made a match-winning 243 against the Windies on the pink ball and jumped to no.6 in the International Cricket Council Test batsman ranking, closing the gap with Virat Kohli at no.5.

With this double century he ensured his fourth one in career and also reached in the no.6 position which is his best since March 2013.

The England opener played a vital role in saving his team from 39 for 2 in the first innings.

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He also made a 248 runs crucial partnership with captain Joe Root, who himself scored his 13th hundred to catch the second spot just behind Steve Smith.

Although there was no change in the top 20 among bowlers, James Anderson and Stuart Broad picked up 15 wickets and thus gained six points to narrow the gap in the first-ranked Ravindra Jadeja and sixth placed Kagiso Rabada respectively.

Moreover, the 31-year old Stuart Broad also made a record of the second highest wicket-taker in English Test Cricket after Ian Botham’s 383 tally of wickets.

Sakib Ahmed