ICC rankings: Virat Kohli reclaims No 1 after Trent Bridge heroics
Virat Kohli scored 97 and 103 at Trent Bridge. @Getty

Virat Kohli has taken back the No 1 spot he recently lost – albeit for a very short duration – in the ICC Test batsman rankings, following his innings of 97 and 103 in the Trent Bridge Test which India won by 203 runs.

Kohli s 937 rating points are the 11th bests since the ICC rankings came into existence. India s captain had moved to No 1 after scoring 200 runs in the first Test at Egdbaston earlier in August, but had slipped back to second place after the Lord s defeat, with suspended Australia batsman Steve Smith going top.

With 440 runs in the series, Kohli has taken back the No 1 spot.

Also gaining were Kohli s team-mates Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya, who claimed five-wicket hauls at Trent Bridge.

Pandya s spell of 5/28 in England s first innings was followed by an unbeaten 52 off 52 balls during India s second, and this success has seen him achieve a career-high rating of 51 in the Test bowling and Test allrounder table.

Bumrah s first Test since January was a successful one, with seven wickets at Trent Bridge including a crucial 5/85 in England s second innings. This has moved him up eight places to 37th in the Test bowling rankings.

India s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a vital 81 in India s first innings, has moved up four places to sit at 19th in the Test batting table, and Shikhar Dhawan s contributions of 35 and 44 earned him a movement of four places to 22nd.