Kohli within 1 point of top-ranked Smith in ICC Test rankings

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    Virat Kohli is closing in on Steve Smith at the top of the ICC rankings for Test batsmen.

    Kohli’s career-best 254 not out in India’s second Test win over South has vaulted him back above the 900-point mark in the rankings, and has put him within touching distance of Smith, who holds the #1 spot.

    Kohli’s tally stands at 936 points, while Smith sits on 937.

    The India captain will have the opportunity to regain the top spot, which Smith wrested from him on his return to Test cricket in the 2019 Ashes.

    India will face South Africa in the third Test in Ranchi, starting October 19th.