Calcutta: A memorable allround performance against New Zealand in the first Test, played at Chittagong from October 9 to 13, helped Bangladesh offspinner Sohag Gazi climb up the ICC rankings.
Gazi, 22, scored his maiden Test century and then added a hat-trick and five-wicket haul to his efforts in the drawn encounter.
He claimed the wickets of Corey Anderson, BJ Watling and Doug Bracewell to finish with 6 for 77.
Chasing 256 for victory, Bangladesh ran out of time when well placed, closing on 173 for 3.
Gazi moved up 37 places in the Reliance ICC Player rankings for Test batsmen to 119th, while in the rankings for Test bowlers, he has jumped 13 places to 36th.
In the list for Test allrounders, Gazi has gained 29 places and now sits in 31st spot.
Bangladesh’s Mominul Haque, who scored his maiden Test century while on his way to making 181, has broken into the top 50 for the first time in his career.
He now sits in 49th position after rising 43 places.
The batting table is headed by South Africa’s Hashim Amla with West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul second and South African AB de Villiers in the third position.