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Yasir Shah tops ICC test bowler rankings

Yasir Shah

DUBAI: Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah topped the ICC Test ranking for bowlers after his match winning 10-wicket haul in the Lord’s test match against England, ARY News reported.

According to the fresh rankings issued by International Cricket Council (ICC), Yasir Shah was at the top spot in the ratings with 878 points followed by India’s Ravi Ashwin who has 871 points.

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England’s James Anderson was at third spot.

Pakistan defeated England by 75 runs in the first game of the four match series thanks to his 10-wickets in the match.

He had taken six wickets in the first innings and four wickets in the second innings of the thrilling game.

The leggie is the country’s first bowler to be placed in the test rankings since Mushtaq Ahmed, who achieved the distinction in 1996.

Australia’s Steve Smith tops the test ranking for batsmen followed by New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and South African opener Hashim Amla.

Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq were at seventh and ninth place respectively in the ratings table.

Australia tops the team ratings with 118 points followed by India with 112 points. Pakistan is at No. 3 with 111 points.

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