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Sri Lanka players shine in second Test victory in Colombo

Mathews climbs three places as Prasad rockets the rankings; Azhar and Yasir continue ascent despite loss

Sri Lanka players shine in second Test victory in Colombo - Cricket News
Dhammika Prasad has rocketed 17 places to a career high 35th in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers.
A fine all-round display inspired Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Test which concluded in Colombo on Monday.
 
In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakarra has dropped one place to fourth, but the biggest mover inside the top 10 is Angelo Mathews who has climbed three places to fifth after scoring 77 and 43 not out. Mathews now holds a 32-point advantage over England’s Joe Root.
 
Other major movers from the Colombo Test match are Pakistan’s Azhar Ali who has climbed seven places to 12th after scoring 26 and 117, which was incidentally the Lahore man’s ninth Test century, while Kaushal Silva has moved up six places to a career high 27th after scoring 80. Opener Dimuth Karunaratne has also risen eight places to 41st after scores of 28 and 50.
 
Meanwhile, Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah, playing in what was only his ninth Test, claimed match figures of eight for 151 runs to elevate the 29-year-old five places to a career high ninth in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlersand he now lies 10 points behind Rangana Herath who is in eighth place in the rankings.
 
Dhammika Prasad has rocketed 17 places to a career high 35th after claiming career best match figures of seven for 135. The right-arm paceman is now three wickets short of the 50 mark in his 19 Tests to date. In what was a strong all-round display by Mathews, the Sri Lanka skipper has also moved up six places to a career high 77th, while Tharindu Kaushal’s five-wicket haul in the first innings has propelled him 28 places into the top 100 for the first time and he now sits in 94thposition.
 
Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan continues to lead the all-rounder rankings on 381 points and he holds a 40 point advantage over South Africa’s Vernon Philander.
 
The series is poised at one-all as both sides chase victory in the third and final Test which starts in Kandy on Friday.
The Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings predictor function is available here. The Test rankings table, unlike the ODI & T20I tables, is updated after the series.
 
Forthcoming Tests:
 
Sri Lanka v Pakistan
3-7 July – 3rd Test, Kandy
Reliance ICC Test Championship table (as on 30 June, after second Test between Sri Lanka-Pakistan)
 
Rank   Team              Points
1          South Africa   130
2          Australia         111
3          New Zealand   99
4          India                97
5          England           97
6          Pakistan           97
7          Sri Lanka         96
8          West Indies     81
9          Bangladesh     41
10        Zimbabwe       5
 
(Developed by David Kendix)
 
Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 30 June, after second Test between Sri Lanka-Pakistan)
 
Batsmen (top 10)
 
Rank     (+/-)         Player                Team                   Pts         Ave        HS Rating
   1          ( - )         Steven Smith       Aus        913!      56.23    913 v WI at Jamaica 2015
   2          ( - )         AB de Villiers     SA          908       52.09    935 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2014
   3          (+1)       Hashim Amla      SA          891       52.78    907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013
   4          (-1)        K. Sangakkara     SL          883       58.04    938 v Eng at Kandy 2007
   5          (+3)       Angelo Mathews SL          847       51.33    877 v NZ at Christchurch 2014
   6          ( - )         Joe Root                              Eng        815       54.11    872 v NZ at Lord's 2015
   7          ( - )         Kane Williamson              NZ          813       45.70    860 v Eng at Lord's 2015
   8          (-3)        Younus Khan      Pak         808       53.33    880 v SL at Lahore 2009
   9          ( - )         David Warner     Aus        757       46.82    880 v Ind at Adelaide 2014
  10         (+1)       Virat Kohli          Ind         755       45.73    784 v NZ at Wellington 2014
Selected rankings
 
Rank     (+/-)      Player                  Team         Pts         Ave        HS Rating
  12         (+7)       Azhar Ali             Pak         732       44.48    753 v SL at Pallekele 2012
  14         (-5)        Misbah-ul-Haq   Pak         725       47.98    842 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014
  18         (-6)        Asad Shafiq         Pak         713       42.56    746 v SL at Galle 2015
  21         (-5)        Sarfraz Ahmed    Pak         677*     46.91    715 v SL at Galle 2015
  27         (+6)       Kaushal Silva      SL          638*!    38.06    638 v Pak at Colombo (PSS) 2015
  35         (-1)        M. Hafeez            Pak         569       39.07    609 v Ban at Khulna 2015
  37         (+1)       Ahmed Shehzad Pak         555*!    46.66    555 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2015
  41         (+8)       D. Karunaratne   SL          539*!    34.32    539 v Pak at Colombo (PSS) 2015 

Bowlers (top 10)

 
Rank     (+/-)       Player               Team        Pts         Ave        HS Rating
   1          ( - )         Dale Steyn           SA          905       22.55    909 v WI at Centurion 2014
   2          ( - )         James Anderson Eng        824       29.42    847 v WI at Barbados 2015
   3          ( - )         Trent Boult          NZ          814       27.12    825 v Eng at Lord's 2015
   4          ( - )         Ryan Harris         Aus        810       23.52    870 v SA at Cape Town 2014
   5          ( - )         M. Johnson          Aus        803       27.58    849 v Pak at Dubai 2014
   6          ( - )         Stuart Broad        Eng        782       29.77    783 v WI at Lord's 2012
   7          ( - )         V. Philander        SA          780       21.95    912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013
   8          (-1)        Rangana Herath  SL          760       30.17    851 v Pak at Colombo (SSC) 2014
   9          (+5)       Yasir Shah           Pak         750*!    25.11    750 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2015
  10         (-1)        Morne Morkel    SA          727       29.35    776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011 

Selected rankings

 
Rank     (+/-)         Player               Team                    Pts         Ave        HS Rating
 18         (-1)        Abdur Rehman   Pak         594*     29.39    739 v Eng at Dubai 2012
  20         (-1)        Junaid Khan        Pak         557*     31.73    652 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2014
  26         (-1)        Dilruwan Perera SL          511*     30.90    531 v Pak at Galle 2014
  30         ( - )         S. Eranga              SL          469*     34.86    541 v Eng at Headingley 2014
  34         (-1)        Zulfiqar Babar    Pak         443*     37.40    501 v NZ at Dubai 2014
  35         (+17)     D. Prasad             SL          437*!    43.89    437 v Pak at Colombo (PSS) 2015
  36         (-1)        M. Hafeez            Pak         432*!    33.90    432 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2015
  42         ( - )         C. Welegedara    SL          382*     41.32    492 v SA at Durban 2011
  45         (-2)        Ajantha Mendis  SL          378*     34.77    572 v Ban at Chittagong 2009
  46         (-5)        Wahab Riaz         Pak         375*     32.05    389 v SL at Galle 2015
  48         (-1)        Rahat Ali             Pak         361*     36.67    376 v NZ at Sharjah 2014
  49         (-1)        Suranga Lakmal  SL          356*     48.28    363 v NZ at Wellington 2015
  77         (+6)       Angelo Mathews SL          214*!    52.56    214 v Pak at Colombo (PSS) 2015
  94         (+28)     T. Kaushal           SL          133*!    46.42    133 v Pak at Colombo (PSS) 2015 

All-rounders

 
Rank     (+/-)         Player              Team        Pts         S Rating
   1          ( - )         Shakib Al Hasan Ban        381       419 v Zim at Khulna 2014
   2          ( - )         V. Philander        SA          341*/    376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014
   3          ( - )         R. Ashwin            Ind         336*/    419 v WI at Mumbai 2013
   4          ( - )         M. Johnson          Aus        283       384 v Eng at Cardiff 2009
   5          ( - )         Stuart Broad        Eng        267       382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012 

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after a minimum of 40 started innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has conceded 1,500 runs.
!indicates career-highest rating
 
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