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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMT | By Star Sports

Zim players achieve career-best rankings

Zimbabwe’s historic 24 runs victory over Pakistan in the second Test on Saturday has helped its players achieve their best-ever rankings in the latest update of the ICC Player Rankings for Tests released on Sunday.

Zim players achieve career-best rankings

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has moved up 15 places to a career-best 25th on the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following knocks of 51 and 27 in the Harare Test.

Also moving up on the batting list was Hamilton Masakadza, who is now at 66th place (up by 40 places) after his knocks of 75 and 44.

Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq’s contribution of 33 and 79 not out may have gone in vain, but he has moved up three places to 12th on the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen.

Player of the series Younis Khan remains his country’s highest-ranked batsman in sixth position.

The ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen is still headed by Hashim Amla, followed by West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul and South Africa’s AB de Villiers.

For Zimbabwe, player of the match Tendai Chatara is now in a career-best 55th spot (up by 21) in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after his match figures of six for 105, including a match-winning spell of five for 61 in the second innings.

Tinashe Panyangara, who had figures of three for 43 and one for 43, is at a best-ever 62nd (up by 25).

Meanwhile, Abdur Rehman has moved up two places to 11th after his figures of three for 47 and two for 40 in the match. The other Pakistan bowler to move up is Junaid Khan, who is now at a career-best 32nd (up by two).

The ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers is still headed by South Africa’s Dale Steyn, with teammate Vernon Philander in second place.

Saeed Ajmal has swapped places with Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath and has now dropped again to fourth.

Saeed’s 11-wicket haul in the first Test had helped him gain 36 ratings points to regain the number-three slot from Herath. However, after picking up just three wickets in the second Test, Saeed has dropped 34 ratings points and has now returned to fourth position.

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