[caption id="attachment_635225" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-635225" alt=" AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Alastair-Cook1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Post his fourth double-century in whites, former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england" target="_blank">England </a>skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Alastair-Cook" target="_blank">Alastair Cook</a> has climbed up six places to attain the 6th spot in latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen. Cook amassed 243 runs in England's innings, helping them register 209-run victory over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/West-Indies" target="_blank">West Indies</a> in the first of the three-Test series at Edgbaston. Interestingly, Cook also became the first English player to register a double-ton in a day-night Test (first ever for England). This is also the left-hander's highest ranking in more than 4 years. <p></p> <p></p>Cook looked nonchalant against an ordinary bowling line-up of West Indies. The 32-year-old struck 33 fours to take the team's score to 514 for 8 declared. His 407-ball stay proved to be too much for the below-par visitors who crumbled below 200 (less than Cook's tally) in both innings. Cook moved up the rankings, surpassing fellow teammate Jonny Bairstow. The wicketkeeper-batsman's 18-run knock saw him shed away 16 ranking points. On the other hand, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/James-Anderson" target="_blank">James Anderson</a> also closed the gap with the No. 1 bowler, Ravindra Jadeja, in rankings. Anderson's five-wicket haul in the series opener leaves him only 9 points behind the Indian spinner.