Ross Taylor jumps in world test batting rankings

Last updated 11:33 11/12/2013

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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor jumped to a career-high world test ranking after his Dunedin double-century against West Indies.

Taylor moved up five places on the batting rankings to seventh, after his test-best 217 not out in the drawn first test.

Taylor's ranking points of 794 are the highest of his test career, with his average also boosted to 45.55. Kane Williamson is next best New Zealander on 29th while captain Brendon McCullum moved up two spots after his Dunedin century, to 32nd.

South Africa's AB de Villiers leads the test batting rankings from compatriot Hashim Amla and Australia's Michael Clarke.

On the bowling rankings, New Zealand paceman Tim Southee moved up three spots to 18th to be the highest-placed Black Cap.

South Africans also claim the top-two spots, with Dale Steyn leading Vernon Philander.

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