Record double ton in Mumbai takes Virat Kohli to career-high rank

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Bengaluru, Dec 13: After scoring a personal best of 235 in the 4th Test against England, Virat Kohli has achieved another high in his Test career in the latest International Cricket Council's (ICC) Rankings.

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Yesterday (December 12) in Mumbai, India defeated England by an innings and 36 runs to seal the five-match rubber 3-0 with still a game to play.

Virat Kohli celebrates his double century against England in Mumbai

As a result of his Man-of-the-match performance at Wankhede Stadium, Indian captain Kohli has moved one place up, to the 2nd spot, in the ICC Rankings for Test batsmen.

In the rankings table, which was updated today (December 13), 28-year-old Kohli has now closed the gap with leader Steve Smith of Australia. Kohli earned 53 points for his record 3rd double ton in the year 2016.

Kohli now has 886 rating points while Smith is on top with 897 points. England's Joe Root is 3rd followed by Kane Williamson (New Zealand). The 5th position is occupied by Hashim Amla.

Kohli is ranked 2nd in One Day Internationals while he is number one in Twenty20 Internationals. He has a chance to top the Test rankings with the 5th and final match of the England series starting in Chennai on December 16.

ICC Rankings for Test batsmen (as on December 13, 2016, after India-England 4th Test in Mumbai)

1. Steve Smith (Australia) - 897 points

2. Virat Kohli (India) - 886

3. Joe Root (England) - 854

4. Kane Williamson (New Zealand) - 817

5. Hashim Amla (South Africa) - 791

6. AB de Villiers (South Africa) - 778

7. David Warner (Australia) - 772

8. Cheteshwar Pujara (India) - 756

9. Younis Khan (Pakistan) - 753

10. Jonny Bairstow (England) - 751

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