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Kallis, Amla move up the rankings
Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla have made a big impression on the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen.
Kallis, who scored his 34th Test century during the match, has returned to the top five by gaining four places to sit in fourth position. He is now just ahead of his captain Graeme Smith, who slips three places, and not far behind the Sri Lanka pair of Mahela Jayawardene in second position and Kumar Sangakkara in third.
India's Gautam Gambhir clings on to top spot despite scoring just 13 runs in the match but the gap has narrowed significantly with now just 17 ratings points separating first position from fifth.
For his part, Hashim Amla has broken into the top 10 in the rankings for the first time in his career following his magnificent 253 not out in the first innings, which help to set up South Africa's victory in the first Test at Nagpur by an innings and six runs.
Amla is now just three ratings points behind Sachin Tendulkar, who was also successful with the bat during the match as he notched up his record 46th Test century in the second innings.
In the ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers, it's a case of South Africa and India trading spinners in the top 10 with slow left-armer Paul Harris moving up three places to ninth spot and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh dropping four places to 12th.
Harris took four wickets in the match, including the prize scalp of centurion Tendulkar in the second innings.
Team-mate Dale Steyn increased his lead at the top of the rankings with match figures of 34.5-7-108-10, which marks the fourth 10-wicket haul of his career to date. His first-innings figures of 7-51 are a career-best. The 26-year-old is fast approaching the best points rating of his career which he enjoyed following the Ahmedabad Test against the same opposition in 2008.
The other main mover resulting from the first Test was India's Ishant Sharma. The 21-year-old fast bowler was wicketless in the match and as a result drops seven places, out of the top 20 to 22nd position.
There are no changes in the top five of the ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders with Kallis still out in front, followed in second place by New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori and England's Graeme Swann in third position.
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