Kohli re­turns to No. 1 ODI rank­ings, breaks Ten­dulkar’s record

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE -

In­dian cap­tain on Mon­day re­turned to the top of the ICC ODI rank­ings for bats­men af­ter log­ging ca­reer-high rat­ing points, go­ing past the Sachin Ten­dulkar in the process.

Kohli moved back to the top within 10 days of los­ing it to AB de Vil­liers af­ter the rank­ings were up­dated fol­low­ing In­dia’s 2-1 se­ries win against New Zealand.

The 28-year-old Delhi bats­man, who scored 263 runs in the se­ries, has reached 889 points, which is the best ever by an In­dia bats­man.

“The pre­vi­ous high­est points tally of 887 was man­aged by Sachin Ten­dulkar in 1998 and by Kohli ear­lier this year,” the ICC said.

In­dia opener Ro­hit Sharma’s 174 runs in the se­ries saw him reach a ca­reer-high rat­ing of 799 points, even though he re­mains in sev­enth po­si­tion. For­mer cap­tain MS Dhoni has risen one place to 11th in the lat­est rank­ings.

In the list for bowlers, Jasprit Bum­rah has reached a ca­reer-best third af­ter fin­ish­ing with six wick­ets in the se­ries against New Zealand.

But In­dia’s 2-1 win over New Zealand was not enough for them to over­take South Africa, who hold the top spot with 121 points, in the ICC ODI team rank­ings.

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