New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson regained first place in the ICC Test Player rankings for beatings after his two patient strokes on the way to the team’s victory in the opening final of the World Test Championship in Southampton last week.
Williamson scored 49 and 52 in the final against India, which helped him collect 900 points and subsequently take first place in the ICC rankings. Now he is 10 points ahead of second place Steve Smith, to whom he had ceded first place two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, Ross Taylor, who scored an unbeaten 47 with Williamson in the second inning of the Hampshire Bowl, jumped three places to 14th, while left-hander Devon Conway won 18 slots to reach 42nd place.
Kyle Jamieson, the player of the match, reached the best 13th rank in his career in the bowling list, after finishing with numbers of five for 31 and two for 30.
For India, the only notable gain was that of the deputy captain Adjinkya Rahane. Results 49 and 15 helped him advance three places to 13th. Virat Kohli remains No. 4 on the racing list until Ravindra Jadeja slipped behind the West Indies Jason Holder in second place after spending a week at the top of the list of all.