This is the eighth time that Smith is on top of the rankings after first occupying the top position in June 2015.
The last batsman apart from Smith and Kohli to be No 1 is New
Zealand's Kane Williamson, for an eight-day period in December 2015.
In the latest update, that also includes the one-off Test between
Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in Mirpur, which the home side won by an innings
and 106 runs, Williamson has gained 31 points after his innings of 89
due to the low team scores in the match and the highly-rated India
attack, facts considered in the calculation of rating points.
India opener Mayank Agarwal is back at a career-best 10th position with his highest aggregate points tally.
New Zealand's Ross Taylor and Colin Grandhomme have moved up the
batsmen's list while fast bowlers Tim Southee and Trent Boult have made
big gains after finishing with nine and five wickets, respectively.
Southee has advanced eight spots to take sixth position, which is his
highest since a career-best fifth place in June 2014. Boult has moved
up four slots to take joint-13th position.
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim has risen five places to return to the
top 20 after his double-century in Mirpur while captain Mominul Haque
has moved up five places to 39th after a score of 132.
Nayeem Hasan is the big news for the team with his nine wickets
lifting him 29 places to 38th position among bowlers. Abu Jayed has
moved up 11 places to 46th.
Craig Ervine top-scored in both innings for Zimbabwe to progress 15
places. He is one place behind his best of 41st achieved in July 2017.
In the ICC World Test Championship, New Zealand are on 120 points after gaining 60 points for the Wellington victory.
They had won 60 points in a 1-1 draw against Sri Lanka while this is the first match that top-placed India have lost.
ICC Test rankings:
1. Steve Smith (AUS) - 911
2. Virat Kohli (IND) - 906
3. Kane Williamson (NZ) - 853
4. Marcus Labuschagne (AUS) - 827
5. Babar Azam (PAK) - 800
6. David Warner (AUS) - 793
7. Joe Root (ENG) - 764
8. Ajinkya Rahane (IND) - 760
9. Cheteshwar Pujara (IND) - 760
10. Mayank Agarwal (IND) - 727
1. Pat Cummins (AUS) - 904
2. Neil Wagner (NZ) - 843
3. Jason Holder (WI) - 830
4. Kagiso Rabada (SA) - 802
5. Mitchell Starc (AUS) - 796
6. Tim Southee (NZ) - 794
7. James Anderson (ENG) - 775
8. Josh Hazlewood (AUS) - 769
9. Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) - 765
10. Kemar Roach (WI) - 763
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