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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

Cricket

Cheteshwar Pujara 7th in Test batting rankings
IANS
Dubai, March 27, 2013
First Published: 20:25 IST(27/3/2013)
Last Updated: 09:30 IST(28/3/2013)

Consistent performances with the bat have helped Cheteshwar Pujara move into the top 10 of the ICC rankings for Test batsmen for the first-time in his career.

Pujara's unbeaten 82 helped India script a six-wicket win in the fourth Test against Australia in New Delhi, thereby registering a historic 4-0 series sweep. As a result, Pujara jumped five places, in the rankings released Wednesday, to a best seventh position with 777 ratings points.

South Africa's Hashim Amla continues to lead the batting table.

Another South African, Dale Steyn, leads the bowlers' table.

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is now at his best sixth after jumping two places while man of the match in the New Delhi Test, Ravindra Jadeja, made a whopping leap of eight places to 27th.

Delhi pacer Ishant Sharma also climbed in the rankings by three places to 31st.


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