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ASHWEngland’s James Anderson has topped the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers for the first time in his career after bowling his side to a nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the second Test in Chester-le-Street on Monday.

Anderson took three for 36 and five for 58, and, in doing so, has leapfrogged team-mate Stuart Broad and India’s Ravichandran Ashwin into the coveted number-one position. He now leads Broad by 15 points and Ashwin by 13 points.

Anderson is the fourth England bowler to top the bowlers’ table since Ian Botham first achieved this feat in 1980.

In the batting table, England’s Moeen Ali has achieved a career-best ranking.

The left-handed batsman scored 155 not out, his career-best score in 25 Tests, which helped England to declare its first innings at 498 for nine. For this achievement, Ali has earned 82 points that has lifted him 12 places to a career-high 35th position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen.

Australia captain Steve Smith is the number-one ranked Test batsman, followed by Joe Root of England and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.

In the all-rounders’ list, Ali has gained one place and is now sixth, just one point behind team-mate Ben Stokes. Ashwin is the number-one ranked all-rounder.

BELOW ARE THE DETAILS

ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 31 May, after Chester-le-Street Test)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank     Player              Team     Pts         Ave        HS Rating

1         ( – )        Steve Smith         Aus        925        60.18    936 v Eng at Lord’s 2015

2         ( – )        Joe Root               Eng        878        54.46    917 v Aus, Trent Bridge 15

3         ( – )        Kane Williamson NZ         868        49.23    893 v Aus at Perth 2015

4         ( – )        Hashim Amla      SA         860       51.45    907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

5         ( – )        Younus Khan       Pak        826        53.94    880 v SL at Lahore 2009

6         ( – )        AB de Villiers     SA         818        50.46    935 v Aus, Port Elizabeth 2014

7         ( – )        Adam Voges        Aus        811*!    95.50    811 v NZ, Christchurch 2016

8         ( – )        David Warner      Aus        800        50.06    880 v NZ at Perth 2015

9         ( – )        Angelo Mathews SL          784        49.25    877 v NZ, Christchurch 2014

10        ( – )        Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak        764        48.89    842 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         Avge      HS Rating

1         (+2)       James Anderson  Eng        884!      28.33    884 v SL at Durham 2016

2         ( – )        R. Ashwin            Ind         871!      25.39    871 v SA at Delhi 2015

3         (-2)        Stuart Broad        Eng        869        28.37    880 v SA, Johannesburg 16

4         ( – )        Yasir Shah           Pak        846*!    24.17    846 v Eng at Sharjah 2015

5         ( – )        Dale Steyn           SA         841        22.53    909 v WI at Centurion 2014

6         ( – )        Ravindra Jadeja   Ind         789*!    23.76    789 v SA at Delhi 2015

7         ( – )        Trent Boult          NZ         757        29.14    825 v Eng at Lord’s 2015

8         ( – )        Josh Hazlewood  Aus        741*     25.77    792 v WI at Hobart 2015

9         ( – )        Morne Morkel     SA         724        29.33    776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

10        ( – )        Vernon Philander SA         717        22.08    912 v Ind, Johannesburg 13

All-rounders (top five)

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         HS Rating

1         ( – )        R. Ashwin            Ind         406       419 v WI at Mumbai 2013

2         ( – )        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        384       419 v Zim at Khulna 2014

3         ( – )        Stuart Broad        Eng        294       382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012

4         ( – )        Vernon Philander SA         275*/    376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014

5         (-1)        Ben Stokes           Eng        269 /*   276 v SA at Centurion 2016