Boland makes strong entry into ICC rankings; Anderson moves up to fifth place among bowlers

Boland makes strong entry into ICC rankings; Anderson moves up to fifth place among bowlers

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Starc overtakes Stokes to move to fifth place among allrounders

Boland was named the Player of the Match after he helped Australia win the MCG Test – by an innings an 14 runs – on the third day and retain the Ashes with a 3-0 lead.

Pat Cummins, the only bowler above 900 points, retained his top position with his tally of five wickets in the match – 2 for 54 and 3 for 29.
Among batters, Marnus Labuschagne scored only 1 but he also retained his top spot even though his team-mate Steven Smith dropped a place to fourth, his lowest position since December 2015, with his low score of 16 in Australia’s only innings.
In the allrounders’ rankings, Mitchell Starc overtook Ben Stokes to move to fifth place. Along with his five wickets, Starc stayed unbeaten on 24 while Stokes scored 25 and 11, and managed just one wicket in 10.4 overs.