April 14, 2003

PwC Test ratings - Hayden drops to leave Vaughan top

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Two low scores for Matthew Hayden in the Guyana Test means he has lost the top place in the PwC Test ratings that he has held since October last year.

As a result, Michael Vaughan becomes the current top Test batsman in the ratings, the first Englishman to hold this position since Graham Gooch ten years ago.

Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer and Jason Gillespie all jumped several places after the Australian victory in Georgetown, while for the West Indies Vasbert Drakes climbed 11 spots to 32nd.

When PwC Test and ODI points are added together, Sachin Tendulkar is the top batsman while Glenn McGrath is top bowler.