Michael Clarke regains No 1 ranking

00:04, Nov 27 2012
Michael Clarke
BRADMAN-ESQUE: Michael Clarke on his way to his fourth score of more than 200 in 2012.

Michael Clarke has regained his ranking as the No 1 test batsman in the world after his record-breaking performance in the second test against South Africa in Adelaide.

The Australian captain has returned to the top of the official ICC rankings on the back of his first innings 230 in the exciting draw.

It was Clarke's fourth double hundred of the year, the first time the feat has been achieved.

The 31-year-old Clarke moved past Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara and South African pair Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis to move into the top spot.

It is the third time in his career Clarke has been rated as the best batsman in test cricket.

He first claimed the top spot in August 2009 and again earlier this year.

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