Kohli reclaims top ranking after match-winning effort

by Sports | 23-08-2018 | 4102 views

India captain Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top position in rankings for Test batsmen, 10 days after losing it to Australia's Steve Smith. Kohli, who had become the top-ranked Test batsman for the first time on August 5, reclaimed the spot after scoring 200 runs in the Trent Bridge Test. Kohli also reached a personal best of 937 rating points. The 29-year-old’s player of the match effort of 97 and 103 not only helped his team reduce the deficit in the five-match series to 2-1 after winning the third Test by 203 runs but has also lifted him to the 11th best ever in terms of rating points. The top 10 in the list are Don Bradman (961 points), Steven Smith (947), Len Hutton (945), Jack Hobbs (942), Ricky Ponting (942), Peter May (941), Gary Sobers, Clyde Walcott, Vivian Richards and Sangakkara (all 938 points).

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