After a forgettable outing in the second Test at Lord's, Indian captain Virat Kohli has lost out on his top spot in the ICC Test batsman ranking. Former Australian captain Steve Smith, who is currently serving a ban, got back the number one slot.
It was a meek display by the Indian batting, and even Virat Kohli could not bail his side out of trouble and could only manage scores of 23 and 17 in the two innings and India collapsed to 107 and 130 in the two innings. They were eventually bulldozed by an innings and 159 runs and now trail 2-0 in the five-match series.
"Yeah looking back, I thought we got the combination wrong. Not proud of the way we've played. First time in the last five Tests that we've been outplayed. We deserved to lose this game, the way we went about things," Kohli said after the loss.
Ashwin gains after all-round display
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who showed some fight with the bat with innings of 29 and 33 in the two innings, moved up to the 57th position. He also leapfrogged Vernon Philander to clinch the number three spot in the all-rounder's category.
James Anderson, the seamer who wreaked havoc, created history by becoming only the seventh bowler from England to cross the 900-point mark in the ICC rankings after yet another display of seam and swing at Lord's.
He picked up nine wickets for 43 and this pushed him to 903 points as he joined a select group comprising Sydney Barnes (932), George Lohmann (931), Tony Lock (912), Ian Botham (911), Derek Underwood (907) and Alec Bedser (903), all of whom peaked at over 900 points during their careers.
The England seamer now leads Kagiso Rabada by 21 points at the top of the table.
Chris Woakes, who won the man of the match with an unbeaten 137 in the first innings and also picked up four wickets, moved up 34 places to reach the 50th position in the Test batsman ranking. Also, he now occupies the 32nd position in bowlers.