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Sachin Tendulkar tops, beats Ponting

The master blaster is No 1 in the latest ICC rankings, which were declared after India's thrilling win in the CB series.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2008 08:55 AM IST

Maestro Sachin Tendulkar has overtaken Australian captain Ricky Ponting as No 1 in the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s one day international batsmen ranking.

The latest ICC rankings for the ODI batsmen were declared after India's thrilling win in the Commonwealth Bank tri-series against Australia in Sydney.

Indian One-Day skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is at No 10.

The Australian batsmen dominate the batsmen rankings with four players in the top 10. Ponting is No 2, opening batsman Matthew Hayden is at No 5, retired wicketkeeper/batsman Adam Gilchrist is at No 6 and Michael Hussey at the seventh spot.

The rankings are as follows:

No 1 Sachin Tendulkar (India), No 2 RT Ponting (Aus), No 3 GC Smith (South Africa), No 4 Mohammad Yousuf (Pakistan), No 5 ML Hayden (Aus), No 6 AC Gilchrist (Aus), No 7 MEK Hussey (Aus), No 8 KP Pietersen (Eng), No 9 HH Gibbs (South Africa) and No 10 MS Dhoni (India).

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