Williamson joins Kohli at 2nd in Test batting rankings; Holder loses #1 all-rounder spot

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    Kane Williamson (left) and Virat Kohli are joint-second in the Test Batting Rankings (Photo credit: Getty Images)

    Kane Williamson has joined Virat Kohli at second in the ICC Test Batting Rankings while Jason Holder has lost his claim as the best Test all-rounder.

    New Zealand captain, Williamson, hit his best Test score of 251 as the Kiwis decimated the visiting West Indies in the first of a two-match series.

    His 412-ball stay at the crease has taken his rating to 886 – level with his India counterpart, Kohli.

    Steve Smith still sits at the top of the rankings with 911 rating points.

    Meanwhile, Holder, who had figures of 0/60 and 25 not out and eight with the bat, dropped from 447 ranking points to 434.

    Jason Holder (Photo credit: Getty Images)

    This has seen him fall to second in the rankings with England’s Ben Stokes moving to number one by default.

    The news hasn’t been good for West Indies batsmen either – after innings of 138 and 247 in the first Test against New Zealand, many have fallen in the rankings.

    However, Jermaine Blackwood, who scored his second Test hundred (104) in the West Indies’ only century-run partnership of the match, has risen to number 41.

    On the bowling side of the game, Shannon Gabriel has jumped to 18th in the rankings after his figures of 3/89 against the Kiwis.

    Shannon Gabriel (Photo credit: Getty Images)