Dubai: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's match haul of 12 for 85 against New Zealand in the first Test in Hyderabad has helped him vault 19 places to a career-best 25th position in the ICC rankings for Test bowlers.
Ashwin's spells of six for 31 and six for 54 led his side to an innings and 115 runs victory, and also fetched him the player of the match award. The win also gave India a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.
Ashwin backed up his bowling performance with a handy knock of 37 in India's total of 438. The show with the bat has helped Ashwin move up by three places to 78th in the rankings for Test batsmen, while the combined performance with the bat and the ball has given him a career-high 12th position (up by 14 places) in the Test all-rounders standings.