Gambhir loses top status to Sangakkara

Dubai: Indian opener Gautam Gambhir on Monday lost the No. 1 Test batsman’s tag to Kumar Sangakkara who reclaimed the spot for the fourth time in his career after brilliant knocks against New Zealand.

The Sri Lanka captain followed up his half-century in the first innings of the second Test against New Zealand with an exquisite 109, his 20th Test century, to reclaim the top position from Gambhir.

Mahela Jayawardene and middle-order batsmen Thilan Samaraweera have both achieved career-best rankings. While Jayawardena has jumped four places to third position Samaraweera’s 11th century in what was his 54th Test has put him just outside the top 10 in 12th position. — PTI

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