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Pakistan’s Yasir Shah scales number one spot in ICC Test rankings

i. Wrist spinner Yasir Shah has scaled the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings becoming the first Pakistani bowler to do so since Mushtaq Ahmed in December 1996.
ii. He reached the number-one spot after bowling Pakistan to a 75-run victory over England in the first Test at Lord’s. Yasir, who recorded the figures of six for 72 and four for 69, leapfrogged India’s Ravichandran Ashwin and England’s fast bowling pair of James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
iii. Yasir won the player of the match award in his first Test outside Asia and now leads Ashwin by seven points and Anderson by 10 points. Ashwin, however, still leads the All-rounders rankings. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is second.