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ICC Test Rankings: Steve Smith climbs a spot after twin tons

by Saurabh Sharma Aug 06, 2019 • 17:11 PM

Dubai, Aug 6: After twin tons in the first Ashes Test against England, Australia batsman Steven Smith has climbed a spot in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen.

Smith, who was banned for a year following the infamous Sandpaper Gate fiasco against South Africa in Cape Town, smashed 144 and 142 in the two innings of the first Test at Edgbaston to move a place ahead to be at the third spot with 903 points and is followed by India's Cheteshwar Pujara.

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The chart is led by India skipper Virat Kohli, who remains at the top spot with 922 points in his kitty.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson maintains his second spot while his comptraiot Henry Nicholls sits at the fifth spot followed by England's Joe Root and Australia opener David Warner.