Chanderpaul back at Number 3

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Shivnarie Chanderpaul
Shivnarie Chanderpaul

[www.inewsguyana.com]West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who hit a century and a half-century in the three-Test series against New Zealand to finish with 256 runs at 64.00, has moved up two places to Number Three in the world.

The Guyanese, who was lagging at Number Five, continued his ascent to the top five batsmen in the world following a fruitful series.

Ross Taylor, who topped the run-scoring charts in the series having hit a century in each of the three Tests, also moved up two spots to a career-best Number Four.

In the bowling rankings Vernon Philander, the South Africa fast bowler, has displaced his team-mate Dale Steyn at the top of the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings.

Philander moved to the top after a fine showing in Johannesburg, bringing to an end Steyn’s 186-match run at No. 1 – the second most by any bowler after Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan, who Steyn overtook to the top in July 2009.

Philander, who picked up a four-for against India in the first innings and then three in the second, said that being part of a quality squad had put him at an advantage.

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