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Sangakkara comes back to top of Test rankings

Kumar Sangakkara has recovered the top position in the ICC Test Players Rankings, taking after his twofold century in the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington, which the hosts won by 193 runs.

In spite of the fact that Sri Lanka lost the arrangement 2-0, Sangakkara's 203 in the first innings of the second Test helped him climb to 909 focuses in the rankings. Sangakkara oversaw only 12 runs altogether from the other three innings, yet it was sufficient to take him one point clear of AB de Villiers in second place. Sangakkara had prior bested the run-scoring diagrams in Tests in 2014, hitting 1438 runs at 71.90, with four hundreds and eight half-hundreds of years.


Kane Williamson, in the mean time, bounced seven spots to a profession best seventh place in the rankings after a stellar arrangement in which he finished as the main run-scorer with 396 runs at a normal of 198. Williamson scored two fifties and additionally an unbeaten 242 in the second innings in Wellington, which took him past the 3000-run check in Test cricket, from only 39 matches.

Australia's Steven Smith, who scored a record-breaking 769 runs in the four-Test arrangement against India, jumped Angelo Mathews to fourth in the rankings, while Virat Kohli climbed three spots to twelfth in the wake of gathering scores of 147 and 46 in the SCG Test and 692 runs in the arrangement general.

Among the bowlers, Trent Boult was remunerated for his 11 wickets from four innings with a sixth-set position in the rankings, nine focuses directionless of Mitchell Johnson. Dale Steyn still heads the table, with an ordering 79-point lead over second-put Ryan Harris.
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