Pakistan spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman were listed among the top 10 test bowlers in rankings published by the International Cricket Council on Sunday.
The duo was key to their team’s remarkable 72-run win against England in the second test on Saturday.
Offspinner Ajmal is listed second behind South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn while leftarmer Rehman improved five places after his 6-25 on Saturday and is listed at No. 9. England’s James Anderson is listed third.
The pair has taken the bulk of the 40 England wickets to fall in the two test matches, with Ajmal taking 17 and Rehman 12.
Both will be looking to raise their totals when they take on England in the third test at Dubai, where Pakistan won the first test by 10 wickets.