Vol. 5 Num 630 Tue. March 07, 2006  

Sehwag slips down in Test rankings

Virender Sehwag just about managed to be among the top 10 in the latest ICC Test rankings after his twin failures in India's first cricket Test against England.

Sehwag was pushed down a place to be 10th in the table after he made two and zero in the two innings of the match that ended in a draw yesterday.

Skipper Rahul Dravid is the highest ranked Indian at sixth place.

For England, bowler Matthew Hoggard reaped the maximum benefit after he picked a total of seven wickets in the Test as he leaped six places to attain fourth spot.

Meanwhile, New Zealand's comprehensive series win over West Indies has helped it displace India from third position in the latest ICC one-day cricket ratings.

The 4-1 home victory lifted Stephen Fleming's side to 113 rating points, the same as India, but they were able to pip Rahul Dravid's team when calculations were made to three decimal points.

India, who have reverted to fourth position, had moved to third place after the 4-1 series win in Pakistan.