It shows a meteoric rise for the 2014 U19 captain, whose three centuries and two nineties have taken him to No 19 after just seven Tests. He leaped 28 places on this assessment.
Also showing what a good innings can do, Quinton de Kock was lifted three places to 22nd after scores of 20 and 83 in the match. AB de Villiers rose one place to 12th, on the back of his first-innings score of 71.
Hashim Amla remains the highest-ranked South African, although he has slipped three places to No 10.
Among the bowlers, Keshav Maharaj’s haul of nine wickets in the match has helped him rise up to 18th.
Kagiso Rabada remains at No 2, behind James Anderson, but Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel each slipped one place to seventh and 10th respectively. They were pushed down by the rise of Mitchell Starc to a career-best fifth position after his Player of the Match performance, in which he took 9-109.
Further, the left-hander’s 42 runs in the Test also helped him make it to the top five among all-rounders.
Top 10 batsmen: 1, Steve Smith; 2, Virat Kohli; 3, Joe Root; 4, Kane Williamson; 5, David Warner; 6, Cheteshwar Pujara; 7, Azhar Ali; 8, Alastair Cook; 9, Ross Taylor; 10, Hashim Amla.
Top 10 bowlers: 1, Jimmy Anderson; 2, Kagiso Rabada; 3, Ravindra Jadeja; 4, Josh Hazlewood; 5, Mitchell Starc; 6, Ravichandran Ashwin; 7,Vernon Philander; 8, Neil Wagner; 9, Rangana Herath; =10, Morne Morkel, Nathan Lyon
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