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England duo earn rankings rise

Ian Bell and James Anderson have shot up the International Cricket Council Test Player Rankings following their outstanding displays in the opening Investec Ashes contest.

Bell compiled a masterful 109 at Trent Bridge before Anderson bowled England to a slender 14-run victory by completing match figures of 10-158.

The former is up five places to 17th in the latest batting rankings, while Anderson moves up from seventh to sixth in the bowling list.

South Africans Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn continue to head the respective lists.

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