Test bowler Kagiso Rabada

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Meanwhile, Anderson who entered the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney as the No 1 ranked bowler, dropped by the same number of points and is now one point behind Rabada.

Indian Skipper who just got married lost his ICC ranking from the second position and to his England counterpart Joe Root and was placed third ahead of Kane Williamson, who was ranked third before. The hosts have beaten India in the first Test and need another to seal the series. Pujara's scores for 26 and four result in his total falling by 25 points.

In the rankings for Test batsmen, Steven Smith, the Australia captain, retained the top spot with 947 points, but there was some movement just behind him. Rabada became only the seventh South African bowler to top the ICC Rankings. South Africa's Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar slipped three places apiece to finish in 10th and 16th positions respectively, but AB de Villiers jumped five places to 13th with a slot in the top-10 firmly within his sights.

" It feels very special when you are ranked No.1 Test Bowler in the world". Vijay was 30th after dropping five places, while Dhawan occupied the 33rd spot. "It's what you dream of achieving when you start playing the game", Kagiso said in an ICC statement.

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"Cricket is ultimately a team sport and I'm thankful for the support from my team mates. Sometimes I feel I am bowling quickly and the speed gun says 145 or sometimes I can feel like I bowl a decent ball and the speed gun says 131", he said. "Its already a good start to the year for me as well as for team and hopefully we continue in putting winning performances", said Rabada.

Philander now trails Australia's sixth-ranked Josh Hazlewood by eight points and has an opportunity to break into the top-five following the Centurion Test, which begins on Saturday.

Ravindra Jadeja, who missed the first Test due to illness, remains settled third in the bowler list and is followed by compatriot Ravichandran Ashwin, who took two wickets in the first innings and remained wicketless in the second.

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