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Moeen goes past Stokes in ICC rankings for all-rounders

Moeen Ali (left) picked 10 wickets in the first Test at Lord's
Moeen Ali (left) picked 10 wickets in the first Test at Lord's
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England's Moeen Ali has surpassed his team-mate Ben Stokes in the International Cricket Council rankings for all-rounders following his 10-wicket haul in the first Test against South Africa at Lord's.

Ali claimed four wickets in the first innings and followed it up with a six-wicket haul in the second innings and ended up with figures of 111 for 10 in the game to help England register a 211 run victory and go 1-0 up in the series.

The off-spinner has made a rise of two spots and is currently placed at fourth - one above Stokes in the list topped by Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan.

Meanwhile, England captain Joe Root, who scored 190 off 234 deliveries went past New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson to claim the second position in the rankings for batsmen that is topped by Australian captain Steven Smith, while Jonny Bairstow, who notched a half-century in the second innings broke into the top 10 with South Africa's Hashim Amla moving down.

Vernon Philander, who picked four wickets in the first innings of Lord's Test has displaced Mitchell Starc at 10th position in the rankings for bowlers while there is no change in the top four spots occupied by Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rangana Herath and Josh Hazlewood.

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