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Ravindra Jadeja dethrones Shakib Al Hasan as No 1 Test all-rounder
(New Delhi, Aug 08, 2017):Ravindra Jadeja's sword-play innings of 70 runs in the along with an exceptional five-for during the Colombo Test between Indian and Sri Lanka has taken him past Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan attain the No.1 spot in the ICC Test rankings among all-rounders. But what makes it worth applauding for the left-arm spinner is that, he grabbed the numero uno spot on the list for the very first time in his career.

Jadeja played a crucial role alongside his spin brother Ravichandran Ashwin to script India's thrilling victory at the SSC ground at Colombo. Not only did the Saurashtrian shine with the bat, he also bagged seven wickets as Sri Lanka crumbled down by an innings and 53 runs. Jadeja's stellar performance earned him the Man of the Match award for the fifth time in the last two years. The left-armer had also taken six wickets during India's over the Lankans at Galle, though he failed to outshine with the willow.

All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Highest Rating

1 (+1) R. Jadeja Ind 438! 438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

2 (-1) S. Al Hasan Ban 431 443 v NZ at Christchurch 2017

3 (-1) R. Ashwin Ind 418 493 v Eng at Mohali 2016

4 ( - ) Moeen Ali Eng 409! 409 v SA at Old Trafford 2017

5 ( - ) Ben Stokes Eng 360 /* 362 v SA at The Oval 2017

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