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Written by : Info Box Team

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has climbed up to the fifth spot in the latest ICC Test rankings, after scoring a superb unbeaten century during a recently-concluded drawn opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens.

Kohli smashed a brilliant knock of 104, including 12 boundaries and six fifties, off just 119 deliveries to help India post a respectable second-innings score of 352-8 declared. The 18th Test century and 50th international hundred saw Kohli edge Warner to take the fifth position in the rankings.

Meanwhile, opener Shikhar Dhawan has gained two places to reach 28th position while among India's bowlers, pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has gained eight places to reach a career-best 29th position and Mohammed Shami has moved up one slot to 18th position.

In the ICC Test Player Rankings, Australia captain Steven Smith leads the table for batsmen with his counterpart Joe Root in the second position but a good 47 points behind.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who started the Sri Lanka series with the opportunity to reclaim the top bowling and all-rounder rankings, could not work towards the objective in Kolkata as all Sri Lanka batsmen fell to pace bowlers.

As a result, Jadeja has slipped to the third position among bowlers and also lost 20 points in the rankings for all-rounders, but still has a lot to look forward to in the remaining matches. For Sri Lanka, Niroshan Dickwella has gained three slots to reach 37th position among batsmen while off-spinner Dilruwan Perera has moved up three places to reach 22nd position among bowlers.

India, who are currently engaged in a three-Test home series with Sri Lanka, lead the table with 125 points while South Africa are in second place with 111 points.