Jaffer moves up 17 places
India may have been forced to settle for a draw in the second Test against Pakistan but the trio of Wasim Jaffer, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly can take heart from the fact that the Kolkata run-feast has pushed them up in the ICC players rankings.
Thanks to his double century in the first innings and a half-century in the second, Jaffer jumped 17 places to 23rd, his career-best rating.
Ganguly, who notched up his maiden Test ton at his home ground and missed a half-century in the second innings, also moved up four places to 24th, while Tendulkar climbed a rung to be 17th in the list.
Pakistan's Younis Khan has plenty of cause for celebration today. Not only has he managed to keep the series against India alive by saving the second Test but also moved up one place to seventh in the table for Test batsmen.
Maiden centurion Misbahul Haq moved up 22 places to 44th with his 161 not out in the first innings while wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal progressed five places to 29th spot after a fine 119.