<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> pair of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/steven-smith/news/">Steve Smith</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/pat-cummins/news/">Pat Cummins</a> continue to top the ICC ranking charts following their superb performances in the fourth Ashes Test in Manchester. <p></p> <p></p>Smith, who scored a double-century and a brisk half-century across the two innings, saw him raise his tally to 937 rating points and is now just 10 behind his all-time best aggregate. He has also increased the gap between him and India captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/news/">Virat Kohli</a> to 34 points and is virtually assured of keeping the top spot after the conclusion of the Ashes series. <p></p> <p></p>Fat bowler Cummins finishing with match figures of 7/103 that helped him equal his career-best aggregate of 914 points the joint best for Australia alongside Glenn McGrath and joint fifth best overall. <p></p> <p></p>Cummins leads the second-ranked Rabada by 63 points. India's Jasprit Bumrah completes the top-three bowlers in Test cricket. <p></p> <p></p>Jos Hazlewood has also returned to the top-10, climbing up from 12 to eighth. <p></p> <p></p>England suffered 184-run defeat allowing Australia to retain Ashes, trailing 2-1 in the five-match series with one game to go. <p></p> <p></p>Two Englishmen Jos Buttler and Rory Burns have also seen their rankings improved. Buttler has risen to 37th spot while opener Burns has moved six places up to 61st spot. <p></p> <p></p>Afghanistan cricketers have also progressed in the rankings following their historic win over Bangladesh in a one-off Test that concluded on Monday. Captain Rashid Khan, who starred in the victory with an all-round show that included two five-wicket hauls, has skipped 32 spots to be placed at 37th among bowlers. <p></p> <p></p>Asghar Afghan, who scored twin fifties, has broken into top-100 and is now ranked 63 among batsmen while Rahmat Shah, who scored Afghanistan's first Test century, moves from 93 to 65. <p></p> <p></p>Mohammed Nabi, who called time on his Test career after the Bangladesh match, is ranked 85th among bowlers.