Clarke loses No.1 batting status in Tests

Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke has lost his No.1 batting status in Tests despite his team’s first Test win over the West Indies this week.

Clarke, who achieved the No.1 ranking when the ICC updated their world Test player lists at the end of March, has fallen two spots to third behind South Africa`s AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis in the wake of the three-wicket win in Barbados.

The Australia captain managed 73 and six in his two innings at Kensington Oval but the scores weren`t enough to hold on to top spot, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Windies veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul has moved up to fifth on the batting list after his unbeaten 103 in the first innings in Barbados.


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