Lahore - Pakistan right-arm pacer M Abbas has reached his career-best ranking after an impressive performance in the five-wicket win over Ireland in Dublin.

Abbas finished the match with figures of 9-100 and has jumped eight spots to move to a career-best 29th position. His new-ball partner Mohammad Amir has also moved up the ladder to 37th position after claiming five wickets. Debutants Faheem Ashraf and Imam-ul-Haq entered the rankings at 81st and 113th positions respectively in the list for batsmen. Faheem scored 83 runs in the first innings at Malahide, while Imam played a stunning knock of 74 in the second innings to help the Men in Green register a crucial win.

In the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Team rankings, Pakistan have gained one point after the victory over Ireland in the one-off Test, but the Sarfraz Ahmed-led unit remains on seventh position with 87 points. Meanwhile, Ireland will have to wait till their eighth Test to enter into the ICC Test rankings for teams.

Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien, who scored a stunning century to keep his team in the game and won the player of the match award as well, made the best start by a batsman from a debutant side in 141 years. Kevin’s 158 runs in the match helped him enter the ICC Test Player rankings in 66th place with 440 points.