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Rabada no longer No 1, Faf cracks Top 10

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18 Feb 2019, 20:37 GMT+10

Cape Town - Australia fast bowler Sri Lanka sensation Perera hailed for Test-winning heroics

Test hero and Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Perera advanced an astonishing 58 places after his memorable performance helped his side to a thrilling one-wicket victory in Durban.

The left-handed Perera has reached a career-best 40th position after 15 Tests, scoring 51 and an unbeaten 153 that guided his team to an improbable win, partnering in the highest ever unbroken 10th wicket stand in a winning cause in first-class cricket.

He added 78 runs for the last wicket with Vishwa Fernando (six not out) to beat an 83-year record set by the Australians against Madras in February 1936.

ICC Test rankings:

Batsmen

1. Virat Kohli (IND) - 922

2. Kane Williamson (NZ) - 897

3. Cheteshwar Pujara (IND) - 881

4. Steve Smith (AUS) - 857

5. Joe Root (ENG) - 763

5. Henry Nichols (NZ) - 756

7. David Warner (AUS) - 772

8. Aiden Markram (SA) - 710

8. Quinton de Kock (SA) - 710

10. Dimuth Karunaratne (SRI) - 688

10. Faf du Plessis (SA) - 688

Bowlers

1. Pat Cummins (AUS) - 878

2. James Anderson (ENG) - 862

3. Kagiso Rabada (SA) - 849

4. Vernon Philander (SA) - 821

5. Ravindra Jadeja (IND) - 794

6. Trent Boult (NZ) - 771

7. Jason Holder (WI) - 770

7. Mohammad Abbas (PAK) - 770

9. Tim Southee (NZ) - 767

10. Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) - 763

All-rounders:

1. Jason Holder (WI) - 439

2. Shakib Al Hasan (BANG) - 415

3. Ravindra Jadeja (IND) - 387

4. Ben Stokes (ENG) - 357

5. Vernon Philander (SA) - 332

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