ISLAMABAD Australias Michael Clarke has jumped to second place in the ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after stroking his 14th career century in his sides 10-wicket win over New Zealand in Wellington on Tuesday. Clarke, who hit a masterly 168, has jumped four places and now sits behind Indias Virender Sehwag whom he trails by just 17 ratings points. Another good performance by the 28-year-old from New South Wales in the second Test starting in Hamilton from Saturday will potentially give him the number-one position, which he first achieved during the Ashes series in England last year. Clarkes team-mates Simon Katich and Marcus North, and New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum have also improved their rankings after impressive performances in the Wellington Test. Katich has achieved his career-best ranking of 15th after contributions of 79 and 18 not out, North has jumped seven places to 46th position after hitting a fine 112 while McCullum has climbed four places to 31st spot after an entertaining 104 in the second innings. New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori, who scored 46 and 77, has also moved up two places to 27th position but Michael Husseys recent slide continues and he has now dropped out of top 20. Hussey scored four runs in his only outing and has consequently slipped four places to 21st spot. In Dhaka, England captain Alastair Cooks century in the second innings, which gave his team a nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh has helped him return to the top 20. The left-hander has jumped three places to become Englands only batsman in that elite group. Kevin Pietersen has also made an upward movement following scores of 45 and 74 not out. The Hampshire batsman has gained three places to occupy 23rd spot. For Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal has continued to move up the ladder. The left-handed opener has now climbed four places to sit in 33rd spot after scores of 85 and 52. Captain Shakib Al Hasan led his side by example when he not only scored 49 and 96 but also took four wickets in the match. For these achievements, he has been rewarded with a jump of nine places, which puts him in 37th batting spot which he shares with his team-mate Mushfiqur Rahim, while he has been given a jump of three places in the bowling chart which puts him in a career-best 12th position. Shakibs all-round performance has allowed him to gain one place in the ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders. He has swapped places with Englands Graeme Swann and now sits in third position. In the ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers, Australias Doug Bollinger has achieved a career-best 20th position. The left-arm fast bowler took 7-108, which gave him a lift of 11 places. However, Bollingers team-mate Mitchell Johnson was not that successful in the series and has, therefore, dropped two places to fifth position. In the ICC Test Championship table, Englands 2-0 win has earned it one ratings point while Bangladesh has conceded two ratings points but the overall positions remain the same.