<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="S" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130715164402.jpg" title="S" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> AB de Villiers (above) overtook teammate Hashim Amla after guiding his team to a 1-1 series draw against Pakistan © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Dubai: Oct 27, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/South-Africa/post" target="_blank">South Africa</a>'s <a href="/tags/AB-de-Villiers/post" target="_blank">AB de Villiers</a> overtook team-mate <a href="/tags/Hashim-Amla/post" target="_blank">Hashim Amla</a> as number one Test batsman after guiding his team to a 1-1 series draw against Pakistan, the International Cricket Council announced <span data-term="goog_1321845244" tabindex="0">Sunday</span>. De Villiers, 29, hit an aggressive 164 in the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai.<br /> <br /> He and skipper <a href="/tags/Graeme-Smith/post" target="_blank">Graeme Smith</a>, who made 234, put on 338 — a South African record for the fifth wicket — and the Proteas won the match by an innings and 92 runs <span data-term="goog_1321845245" tabindex="0">on Saturday</span>.<br /> <br /> De Villiers, who had scored a fighting 90 in South Africa's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Pakistan-beat-South-Africa-by-7-wickets-in-1st-Test-go-1-0-up-in-2-match-series/32282" target="_blank">seven-wicket defeat in the first Test</a> in Abu Dhabi, earned 27 points to reach 900 points in the ratings, the ICC said.<br /> <br /> He is the fifth South African and 28th batsmen in the world to reach 900 rating points. Before him Dudley Nourse, Graeme Pollock, <a href="/tags/Jacques-Kallis/post" target="_blank">Jacques Kallis</a> and Amla were the other South Africans to achieve the distinction. De Villiers was also declared man of the series.<br /> <br /> Amla missed the Dubai Test after returning home for the birth of his child.<br /> <br /> West Indian <a href="/tags/Shivnarine-Chanderpaul/post" target="_blank">Shivnarine Chanderpaul</a> is third in the batsmen's rankings.<br /> <br /> Smith returned to the top ten of Test batsmen after his monumental 234. The South African skipper jumped seven places and is now eighth in the rankings.<br /> <br /> Smith's counterpart, <a href="/tags/Misbah-ul-Haq/post" target="_blank">Misbah-ul Haq</a> achieved a career-best sixth spot after scoring a century in Abu Dhabi and a fighting 88 <span data-term="goog_1321845246" tabindex="0">on Saturday</span>.<br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Dale-Steyn/post" target="_blank">Dale Steyn</a> of South Africa remains the world's best Test bowler according to the rankings.<br /> Pakistan moved up to fourth in the Test team rankings after sliding to sixth following their embarrassing defeat against Zimbabwe last month.<br /> <br /> South Africa remain the world's best Test team followed by Ashes winners England and by India.