R Ashwin, Steve Smith finish 2015 as World No.1s

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Australia captain Steve Smith and India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin have finished a year as a No. 1-ranked batsman and bowler, respectively, in a International Cricket Council Test actor rankings.

Smith, who final week was named ICC cricketer and Test actor of a year, entered a Melbourne Test opposite a West Indies in fourth position.

But after scoring 134 not out and an dominant 70 in Australia’s 177-run win over a West Indies, Smith changed forward of Kane Williamson of New Zealand, England’s Joe Root and A.B. de Villiers of South Africa.

The ICC pronounced Thursday that Ashwin, who started a year ranked 15th, claimed a No. 1 bowling mark for a initial time in his career, holding a 2015-best 62 wickets in 9 Tests, including 7 five-wicket hauls.

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