Kohli loses top spot in Test | 2018-08-15 | daily-sun.com

Kohli loses top spot in Test

    15 August, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Steve Smith has regained top spot in the Test batting ranking despite his 12-month ban after Virat Kohli’s modest performance at Lord’s, reports Skysports.

Smith received a year-long suspension for his part in March’s ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, but that has not stopped him returning to the summit in the International Cricket Council’s list.

India skipper Kohli had deposed Smith after scoring 200 runs against England at Edgbaston in the first Test of their five-match series. But knocks of 23 and 17 in the second Test saw Kohli slip back.

England skipper Joe Root was a non-mover at three, while fellow Yorkshireman Jonny Bairstow jumped three places to ninth.