Younis returns to top five after double ton at The Oval

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LONDON: Pakistan’s Younis Khan is back among the world’s top five batsmen following his commanding double century against England at The Oval.

Younis returned to fifth position in the standings when the latest edition of the International Cricket Council’s Test batting ranking published Monday after his 218, his sixth double century at this level, set up Pakistan’s 10-wicket win in the fourth Test at The Oval on Sunday, a result which saw them draw the four-match series with England at 2-2.

The 38-year-old veteran started the series in fifth position but dropped out of the top 10 following a run of low scores before his Oval heroics.

Australia captain Steven Smith continues to head a list where England’s Joe Root and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson are still second and third respectively.

Meanwhile James Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker, remains top of the Test bowling rankings.

Batting

1. Steven Smith (AUS)

2. Joe Root (ENG)

3. Kane Williamson (NZL)

4. Hashim Amla (RSA)

5. Younis Khan (PAK)

6. Adam Voges (AUS)

7. AB de Villiers (RSA)

8. Ajinkya Rahane (IND)

9. Ross Taylor (NZL)

10. Alastair Cook (ENG)

10. David Warner (AUS)

Bowling

1. James Anderson (ENG)

2. R. Ashwin (IND)

3. Dale Steyn (RSA)

4. Stuart Broad (ENG)

5. Yasir Shah (PAK)

6. Ravindra Jadeja (IND)

7. Mitchell Starc (AUS)

8. Rangana Herath (SRI)

9. Trent Boult (NZL)

10. Josh Hazlewood (AUS)

Source: AFP

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