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     Sangakkara closes in to magical 900 rating points after five years.

With 490 runs against Pakistan in the three match test series, Kumar Sangakkara once again closing in to that magical 900 rating points mark as a test batsman. He retained his number one position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings and adjudged as Man of the Series for his massive contribution with the bat during Sri Lanka's three match test series against Pakistan.Sangakkara now remains 36 points ahead of West Indies Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who had been six ranking points clear of him when Sri Lanka started playing Pakistan on home soil. Sangakkara's performances with the bat against Misbah ul-Haq’s team have again left him tantalizingly close to the magical 900 rankings point mark.Sangakkara’s career-best 938 ratings points, which he achieved against England in Kandy in 2007, has already put him alongside Sir Garry Sobers, Sir Vivian Richards and Sir Clyde Walcott in sixth position on the Reliance ICC best-ever Test Championship Rating list.Sangakkara’s consistency for a prolonged period can be judged by the fact that he hasn’t dropped outside the top 10 after entering the select group in July 2006, following his 287 in a world record 624-run third wicket partnership with Mahela Jayawardena (374) against South Africa in the SSC Test, which the home side won by an innings and 153 runs.Having played just a single test in the series, Dinesh Chandimal made significant strides, jumping eight places to join Darren Sammy as equal 54th in the ICC test rankings.Rangana Herath, with 15 scalps in the series, retained his fourth place in the ICC bowler's rankings but the left arm spinner now reached his career best with 782 ranking points at Pallekale. As in the case with Chandimal, Thisara Perera, leapfrogged 20 places up to settle in at 80th place, after playing only in the third test at Pallekale.