Tendulkar eyes test top spot in ICC rankings

DUBAI, (Reuters) – Prolific Indian batsman Sachin  Tendulkar has closed in on Kumar Sangakkara at the top of the  ICC test rankings and can overtake the Sri Lankan captain with  a good showing in the remaining two tests against South Africa.   

Second placed Tendulkar hit his 50th test century in  Centurion and while it was not enough to avert India’s  embarrassing innings and 25-run defeat against South Africa,  the batsman moved to within two rating points of Sangakkara in  the latest ICC rankings released

Jacques Kallis’ maiden double century in the Centurion  test helped him to replace India’s Virender Sehwag in third  place, also strengthening his position as the leading  all-rounder in test cricket with a huge 78 ratings points  advantage over New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori.  

The biggest mover on the batting list was Australia’s Mike   Hussey, who moved up eight places to sixth after a century in   the crushing third Ashes test victory over England.

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