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India, Kohli remain on top of Test ranking


India remain in the top position in the latest International Cricket Council Test team ranking released on Tuesday.

India, Kohli remain in top of Test ranking

Virat Kohli led Indian team maintained the top position in the ICC Test team ranking despite the 4-1 series loss at the hands of England.

India survived in the top position with a nine point lead over South Africa as the subcontinent giant dropped down from 125 points to 115 after losing the fifth and final Test at the Oval.

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South Africa and Australia both were placed at the 2nd position in the rankings having 106 points each.

England jumped to fourth position after plundering India 4-1 in the five match Test series which they began being in the fifth position with 97 points.

New Zealand dropped down to the fifth position.

Prolific English pacer James Anderson, who surpassed Glenn McGrath to become the highest wicket taking seamer in the history of Test cricket, retained his top position in Test bowling rankings.

Alastair Cook, who played his final Test at Oval, finished his career as the 10th-ranked batsman in Test cricket. He uplifted himself eleven spots scoring 71 and 147 respectively, to finish in the 10th position.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli also maintained his top spot despite being dismissed for a golden duck in the second innings at the Oval.

K L Rahul, who scored 149 in the second innings, gained 16 spots to reach 19th position.


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