Swann reaches fourth position in ICC Test rankings

   Apr 8, 4:46 pm

London, Apr 8(ANI): England off spinner Graeme Swann snapped ten wickets during the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, and his brilliant performance has helped him jump six positions in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Bowling Rankings to reach fourth, just one place behind team mate James Anderson.

Swann took 10-181 in England's eight wickets win, which squared the series 1-1, while Sri Lanka 's Rangana Herath who took 6-133 and 1-37 in the match moved up to fifth with a career best rating of 769.

England's Pietersen, who hit 151 and an unbeaten 42, went up three places to joint 18th with Australia's Mike Hussey, and ahead of team mate Ian Bell who drops to 20th.ut the biggest mover in the batting rankings was England's vice-captain Alastair Cook, who leapt a massive eight places to sixth spot.

Cook scored 94 and then steered England to victory with an unbeaten 49 in the second innings at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. (ANI)

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