Australia captain Michael Clarke has increased his lead over West Indian veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul to 21 points in the player rankings for Test batsmen.
Clarke went into the second Test against Sri Lanka on 888 points, with a fine century in the hosts' innings and 201-run triumph affording him a dozen more en route to a career-best 900 points. Chanderpaul, meanwhile, remained on 879.
Clarke is the seventh Australian batsman, after Don Bradman, Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Doug Walters, Neil Harvey and Michael Hussey, to reach 900 rankings points - on the back of a year that has brought him one triple-century, four double-centuries and a single ton.
Man-of-the-Match Mitchell Johnson has climbed three places to 18th in the player rankings for Test bowlers - thanks his match haul of six for 79 in Melbourne. The all-rounder's unbeaten 92 has also seen move 13 places to 81st on the batting table. The combined effort has taken him to 10th in the player rankings for Test all-rounders.
The left-handed Kumar Sangakkara, who became the second Sri Lankan batsman and 11th overall, to reach the 10,000 Test runs has gained one position to secure fourth spot in the batting ranks.
The player rankings for Test bowlers is still headed by South African seamer Dale Steyn. Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath, who was wicketless in the Melbourne Test, has dropped a place to fifth, while Australia paceman Peter Siddle has moved up a place to fourth.