Australia's [ Images ] Simon Katich [ Images ] has risen six places to take joint sixth place with West Indies [ Images ] batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul [ Images ] in the ICC [ Images ] Player Rankings for Test batsmen.
Katich's innings of 80 and 83 have seen the 34-year-old move above Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar [ Images ] in a log that is currently headed by Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag [ Images ] with Sri Lanka's [ Images ] Mahela Jayawardena close behind in second.
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif [ Images ] has climbed two places to second position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers despite his side's defeat in the first Test against Australia at Lord's.
Asif took 3 for 63 in the first innings at Lord's and 3 for 77 in the second and has managed to move ahead of ICC Cricketer of the Year, Mitchell Johnson [ Images ], who has now slipped to fourth place after the Australian only took one wicket in the match.
Further down the table, Asif's teammate Umar Gul has broken into the top 20 after leaping five places to occupy joint 18th place alongside Australia's Peter Siddle [ Images ].
Meanwhile, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson [ Images ] has vaulted nine places to take 43rd place after he took a career-best 5-40 during the match.
Watson's teammate Marcus North rises 28 places to 61st after he took a career-best 6-55 to help seal victory for the Australians.
With the Test between Sri Lanka and India [ Images ] underway in Galle the rankings will undoubtedly change at the end of the match especially with the likes of Sehwag and Jayawardena in action.
The soon to retire Muttiah Muarlidaran will be aiming to reach the landmark of 800 Test wickets in his final match, an outcome which could well see him climb from his current fifth place in the bowlers' ranking and go out on a high note.