The all-rounder also played a key role in England's 31-run victory over India in the first Test at Edgbaston. He came on with India 50-0 and pitched it up, swung it and got four for nothing and he then went in with England 87-7.
The rankings will next be updated following the second Test between England and India at Lord's, which begins on August 9. However, there's a huge difference between the squad in 2014 and the present one.
Former England skipper Nasser Hussain blamed Indian captain Virat Kohli for the loss and said that Kohli, the captain, should be blamed for the defeat in the first Test. "Kohli was phenomenal in this game".
Kohli scored a splendid 149 in the first innings before scoring a composed 51 in the second.
Kohli now leads Smith (who held the top spot since December 2015) by five points but will have to maintain the form in the remaining four Tests to finish the series as the world's highest-ranked Test batsman. Kohli wasn't accompanied by any of the top order batsmen in both the innings.
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The jury heard that Stokes then insulted the doorman Andrew Cunningham, telling him: "Look at the state of your teeth" - in reference to his two gold front teeth - "They make you look like a cunt". The Team India's skipper has played some incredible knocks under pressure and has singled handedly bailed the team out and also won matches for Men in Blue. If he bats like he did first innings... even batting with the tail, it was so hard to keep them on strike, have six balls at them. Hence, Curran took the man of the match award for his sensational performance. It's his team & only he can change their mindset.
The Edgbaston Test was England men's 1000th match and crowds weren't as keen on the first two days, while the third day nearly saw a full house. "Hardik might still be a work in progress but he could take a cue from Ben Stokes' bowling during the ongoing series, which could prove to be a defining one in the all-rounder's career", Chappell said in his column on ESPN Cricinfo. Also, "Dada" has urged the Indian opener Murali Vijay and Vice Captain Ajinkya Rahane to pay the game with the determination.
Lot of things to be proud about the 1st Test match, says R Ashwin. There will be humidity along with the wind running 23 km/hr. But it was the next 45 minutes of play, with Anderson and Stuart Broad in operation, that did the spadework for Stokes.
The India captain, already at the head of the equivalent one-day worldwide batting chart, found himself at the summit of these standings after scoring 149 - his maiden Test century in England - and 51 during the series opener at Edgbaston.
Team India: Virat Kohli, who scored a century in the first innings and half-century in his second at Edgbaston, is surely a hard player to deal with. Businessman English batsmen will struggle to pick Indian spinners, especially Ashwin. England have drafted in pacer Chris Woakes as replacement with 20-year-old batsman Oliver Pope getting his maiden call-up in place of Dawid Malan. He can play in every mode and so can Joe Root. Will India drop one of the pacers at Lord's and bring in Kuldeep?