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Sehwag leapfrogs teammates


sewagVirender Sehwag’s career best 319 against South Africa catapulted him to 12th spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Rankings, making him the highest ranked Indian in batting ladder.

Sehwag, whose triple-ton was the fastest in Test history, jumped 13 places to 12th spot after a massive 17 percent rise in his rating that saw him leapfrogging compatriots Rahul Dravid (13th), Sachin Tendulkar (15th) and VVS Laxman (18th).

This was the second triple century Sehwag had scored in his career. The first was against Pakistan in Multan in early 2006. Dravid rose two places to 13th following his 25th Test century, while Tendulkar dropped three places to 15th position after a fifth-ball duck in Chennai Test against the visiting Proteas.

Besides Sehwag, South African batting duo of Hashim Amla and Neil McKenzie also made significant upward movement. Amla, who made 159 and 81, rocketed up 10 places to career-best 24th spot while McKenzie, who contributed 94 & 155 not out, jumped 26 places to 36th position.

Jacques Kallis, however, continued slide in rankings as he slipped another place to drop to fourth behind Australia’s Ricky Ponting, while captain Graeme Smith fell two places to 16th position.

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