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Last Updated: Saturday, 21 August, 2004, 17:59 GMT 18:59 UK
Harmison tops Test ratings
Steve Harmison leads more celebrations for England
Steve Harmison leads more celebrations for England

Steve Harmison has become the first England bowler for more than two decades to lead the Test rankings.

Harmison, who took 17 wickets in the series win over West Indies, has topped the PWC Ratings.

His nine wickets at The Oval saw him go above Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan and South Africa's Shaun Pollock.

England's success in 2004 is reflected particularly in the bowling - all four of their leading bowlers are in the world top 20.

Andrew Flintoff and Ashley Giles have both climbed more than 20 places since May.

Flintoff has also established himself as one of the top three all-rounders in Test cricket.

Kallis and Pollock are still ahead of him in the PwC Test all-rounder index, though Flintoff does top the all-rounder index for one-day cricket.

But the sorry state of West Indies cricket means only two Caribbean batsmen appear in the top 20, with Lara third and Chanderpaul 20th and no bowlers.


Test batsmen
1 Rahul Dravid Ind 892
2 Matthew Hayden Aus 885
3 Brian Lara WI 845
4 Ricky Ponting Aus 832
5 Jacques Kallis SA 807
6 Inzamam-ul-Haq Pak 785
7 S.R.Tendulkar Ind 784
8 Virender Sehwag Ind 782
9 H.H.Gibbs SA 764
10 Mark Richardson NZ 761
11 M.Jayawardene SL 756
12 K.C.Sangakkara SL 754
13 Graeme Smith SA 747
14 Yousuf Youhana Pak 728
15 Venkata Laxman Ind 717
16= Damien Martyn Aus 709
Graham Thorpe Eng 709
18 Adam Gilchrist Aus 697
19 M.E.Trescothick Eng 694
20 S.Chanderpaul WI 682

Test bowlers
1 Steve Harmison Eng 875
2 M.Muralitharan SL 867
3 Shaun Pollock SA 854
4 Shoaib Akhtar Pak 826
5 Glenn McGrath Aus 805
6 Shane Warne Aus 762
7 Anil Kumble Ind 751
8 Jason Gillespie Aus 740
9 Chaminda Vaas SL 706
10 Makhaya Ntini SA 674
11 Harbhajan Singh Ind 635
12 Ashley Giles Eng 632
13 Heath Streak Zim 609
14 Jacques Kallis SA 603
15 Daryl Tuffey NZ 600
16 Andrew Flintoff Eng 592
17 Matthew Hoggard Eng 590
18 Ray Price Zim 579
19 Chris Martin NZ 573
20 Zaheer Khan Ind 568



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