LAHORE Pakistans Mohammad Asif who rattled New Zealand in Wellington with match figures of 9-107, has jumped five places to achieve a career-best fourth ranking to date while another Pakistani bowler Danish Kaneria lifted six places to 15th after figures of 6-80. Gautam Gambhir of India leads the batting table with Sri Lanka duo of Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara second and third. India fast bowler Zaheer Khan, who took match figures of 6-142 in the Mumbai Test, has also gained a valuable place which has now put him inside the top 10 while Peter Siddle, who was the ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2009, has slipped seven places to 23rd after claiming just one wicket in Adelaide. Also on the slide are Rangana Herath 30th (down by three places) and Nathan Hauritz 49th (down by 10 places). The list is still headed by South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn with Australias Mitchell Johnson second and Muttiah Muralidaran of Sri Lanka third. India opener Virender Sehwag has stormed into the top five of the ICC Test batsmen after scoring a superlative double-century against Sri Lanka in the third Test in Mumbai. Sehwags 293, which turned out to be the cornerstone of his sides victory that ultimately gave India the number-one position in the Test Championship table for the first time, has rocketed him 14 places to fifth position which he now shares with Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf. However Australian captain Ricky Ponting has dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since October 2002. Ponting, who started in ninth position, has slipped three places to 12th spot after scores of 36 and 20 in Adelaide against West Indies.