Michael Hussey, the Australian middle-order batsman, has regained his place at the top of the ICC Test batting rankings after his century in the first Test in Bangalore. He briefly held the top spot during Australia's tour of West Indies in May this year but had slipped to No. 3 at the start of the series in India.
His hundred, coming in his first Test in India, along with Ricky Ponting's century, helped Australia gain a 70-run first-innings lead. Ponting remained fourth in the rankings, despite scoring his first century in India.
Zaheer Khan and Mitchell Johnson, two fast bowlers who fared well in the Test, moved up the table. Zaheer, who took six wickets and was the Man of the Match, jumped seven places to No. 11 in the bowlers' rankings, while Johnson, who got five, moved six places to No. 34. His previous spot was filled by Ishant Sharma.
Michael Clarke, Matthew Hayden and Rahul Dravid lost two places each while Sachin Tendulkar, who needs 15 more to break Brian Lara's record for most Test runs, slipped by one to No. 24.