Cheteshwar Pujara is the highest-ranked Indian batsman despite dropping a rung to eighth whileRavichandran Ashwin held on to his eighth position in the bowlers' chart of the ICC Test rankings issued on Friday.

Pujara and Ashwin were the only Indians in the respective top-10s of batsmen and bowlers. Ashwin was also steady at third in the list of all-rounders.

South Africa's AB de Villiers has achieved a career-best second position in the rankings for Test batsmen, while a seven-wicket victory in the Abu Dhabi Test has guaranteed Pakistan a fourth position in the team rankings.

(PTI)