India vs England: Virat Kohli climbs to career-best second spot in ICC Test rankings

India vs England: Virat Kohli climbs to career-best second spot in ICC Test rankings

New Delhi: Indian batsman Virat Kohli climbed to a career-best second place in the Test rankings on Tuesday after his third double century of the year helped the hosts seal their series victory over England. File photo of Virat Kohli. Reuters Kohli, who is in the form of his life after striking his third double ton of the year, jumped a place in the Test table and is in line to top the rankings in all three forms of the game. Kohli, who is currently ranked second in ODIs and…

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India v England: Kohli gets career-best ranking, Ashwin consolidates top spot

India v England: Kohli gets career-best ranking, Ashwin consolidates top spot

DUBAI: Indian captain Virat Kohli rose one place to a career-best second position among Test batsmen on the back of his match-winning double ton against England while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin consolidated his number one spot among bowlers in the ICC Player Rankings issued on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Kohli, who hit 235 in India’s only innings in Mumbai in the fourth Test, his highest score in the longest format, has earned him 53 points (for an aggregate of 886 rating points) which has lifted him by one position to a career-best…

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Ashwin leaves England floundering after India’s lower-order surge

Ashwin leaves England floundering after India’s lower-order surge

India gave a lesson in how to take a grip on a Test match that was in the balance. Firstly their lower order built a commanding lead of 134, anchored around Ravindra Jadeja’s career-best 90 and Jayant Yadav’s maiden Test fifty, then R Ashwin’s three wickets left England floundering on 78 for 4, still 56 behind. The runs from the bottom half of India’s order has been a feature of their recent Test success and here they enjoyed one of their more stellar days. In total the last four wickets…

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