Warner returns to Top 10, Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope gain big
Australian Opener David Warner might have failed to inspire his team to a victory in first Test against Bangladesh but it did help in mark a return in top 10 of ICC Test Rankings. West Indies, Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope, who helped their team secure a historic victory over England a few days back, also attained career-hight positions in the standings.
Shai Hope led the West Indies to an astonishing five-wicket win over England in the second Test on Tuesday as he became the first batsman to score hundreds in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley.
The West Indies, set 322 to win, finished on 322 for five with Hope making 118 not out, his second hundred of the match after his first-innings 147. The 23-year-old Hope had not made a hundred in any of his previous 11 Test matches.
Bangladesh also gave cricket another historic feat after Shakib Al Hasan spun hosts to a first test victory over Australia on Wednesday with his second five-wicket haul of the match securing a memorable 20-run win inside four days at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
David Warner struck a belligerent 112 and added 130 runs with skipper Steve Smith but their efforts were in vain as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.