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Classification of the ICC test: Virat Kohli loses first place in the classification of the ICC test | Cricket News

DUBAI: The captain of India, Virat Kohli, lost first place in the ICC Test Player Ranking after handling only 21 races in the first Test that his team lost to New Zealand for 10 wickets in Wellington.

Kohli, who has 906 points, fell to second place on the list that also features Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal in eighth, ninth and tenth place respectively.

While the vice captain of India, Rahane, who scored 75 in the opening test, won a place and Mayank returned to the tenth position of his career after accumulating 92 races, which included a half century in the second inning, Pujara fell two places after returning with identical scores of 11 in the two entrances.

The fall of Kohli meant that the Australian Steve Smith returned to be at the top of the list for the eighth time after occupying the first position in June 2015. The last batter apart from Smith and Kohli to be number one is the New Zealander Kane Williamson, for eight days. period in December 2015.

On the bowling list, out of spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who took three wickets for 99 in the first innings against New Zealand, placed in ninth place, but remained the only Indian to be in the top 10 with 765 points .

Fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who made a five-wicket course on his return from an injury during the Opening Test, won a place to be in 17th place.

New Zealand pacemakers Tim Southee and Trent Boult made great profits after finishing nine and five wickets, respectively, in the first Test against India.

While Southee advanced eight places to take sixth position, which is the highest since the fifth best place of his career in June 2014, Boult climbed four places to take the 13th position together.

The list of all SUVs presents Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin in third and fifth positions, respectively. While Jadeja did not play the first Test, Ashwin scored 0 and 4 in the two innings to lose a place.

In the ICC World Test Championship, India continues to be at the top with 360 points, followed by Australia (296).

New Zealand is at 120 points after winning 60 points for the Wellington victory. They had won 60 points in a 1-1 draw against Sri Lanka.

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