Australia run-machine Steve Smith moved past India captain Virat Kohli to reclaim the No.1 Test batsman. Kohli dropped 5 points after a poor outing in both the innings of Wellington Test as India skipper scored only 2 runs in the first innings of India's 1st Test against New Zealand and was dismissed for a 43-ball 19 in the second innings.
Virat Kohli has now slipped to No.2 in the ICC rankings for Test batsmen with 906 points. Steve Smith leads Kohli by 5 points. Other than Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane (760), Cheteshwar Pujara (757) and Mayank Agarwal (727) occupy the next 8th, 9th and 10th positions respectively.
Meanwhile, Kohli's counterpart Kane Williamson surpassed Australia's batting sensation Marnus Labuschagne to regain the 3rd spot in ICC Test rankings on the back of his match-winning innings of 89 runs at the Basin Reserve.