Kallis replaces Smith in ICC top 10 Test batsmen
DUBAI: Jacques Kallis who scored 120 and four in the Centurion Test against England, has climbed three places to eighth in the latest rankings.
It is the first time since August 2008 that Kallis has featured in the top 10 of the rankings, which he first topped in January 2005.
In contrast, Smith, who scored a duck and 12 at Centurion, has dropped out of the top 10 for the first time in 16 months after sliding four places to 11th position.
Smith is not the only batsman inside the top 20 to take a dive in the latest rankings. Australia''s Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting, Andrew Strauss of England and South Africa''s Ashwell Prince have suffered similar fates after disappointing performances with the bat at Centurion and in Perth.
Gautam Gambhir of India leads the batting table with Sri Lanka pair of Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara in second and third places, respectively.