Warne up to second spot in ICC rankings
Rahul Dravid (5th) and Virender Sehwag (10th) are the two Indians in the top 10 batting list while Anil Kumble is the highest ranked Indian bowler at number 11.india Updated: Mar 29, 2006 22:27 IST
Leg-spinning wizard Shane Warne's six-wicket haul in the second innings of the Durban Test has lifted him one notch to second spot in the latest LG ICC Test bowling rankings.
Warne, whose mesmerising spell on the final day led the South Africans to a series defeat, upstaged fellow Australian Glenn McGrath, who gave the tour a miss to be with his ailing wife.
Test cricket's highest wicket-taker is one place below Sri Lankan tweaker Muttiah Muralitharan who continues to lead the rankings.
Skipper Ricky Ponting's twin hundreds in Australia's 112-run win has not only ensured he remains top of the batting charts but has also given him one of the highest ratings of all-time.
Ponting finished the Test with 937 rating points and that mark has been bettered by only seven players in the history of the game.
Despite Matthew Hayden's 102 at Kingsmead, Ponting has moved 60 rating points clear of his team-mate at the top of the rankings. Brian Lara has risen one place to seventh.
South Africa's Jacques Kallis has moved up one place to joint second spot alongside Hayden. Makhaya Ntini (4th), Andre Nel (10th) and Shaun Pollock (12th) are South Africa's three players in the top 20 of the bowling list. Kallis remains top of the rankings for all-rounders, ahead of England's Andrew Flintoff.
Skipper Rahul Dravid (5th) and Virender Sehwag (10th) are the two Indians in the top 10 batting list while Anil Kumble is the highest ranked Indian bowler at number 11.