England paceman James Anderson climbs to top of Test bowling rankings

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James Anderson has jumped above his England pace partner Stuart Broad to the top of the International Cricket Council's Test bowling rankings, for the first time in his career.

England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker took his tally beyond 450 in the series-sealing victory over Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - where he was man-of-the-match.

Anderson, 33, has 18 wickets already in two Investec Tests this summer - with Lord's still to come next week and England already the series winners with an unassailable 2-0 lead.

He has gone up two places in the rankings and usurped previous table-topper Broad, down to third in the list also behind India spinner Ravi Ashwin.

Anderson is the fourth England bowler to be ranked number one since Ian Botham led the way in 1980.

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