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India Secures Top Position In WTC Rankings Following New Zealand’s Defeat In 1st Test against Australia

New Zealand's loss to Australia shifted them to second place in the World Test Championship rankings. India's win propelled them to the top spot, while Australia's victory solidified their third position. Nathan Lyon's standout performance was crucial for Australia.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Mar 3, 2024 15:43 IST
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India secured the top spot in the World Test Championship rankings after Australia defeated New Zealand in the first Test in Wellington. Australia’s 172-run victory propelled them to a 1-0 series lead against their Trans-Tasman rivals. Prior to the Test, New Zealand held the top position with 36 points from four matches and a points percentage of 75.

New Zealand’s position in the World Test Championship underwent a significant shift after their 172-run loss to Australia. The defeat caused them to lose their top spot, dropping to second place with a reduced points percentage of 60.

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India, previously in second place with 62 points from eight matches, rose to the top of the World Test Championship rankings, surpassing New Zealand, after their 172-run win over Australia. This victory boosted their points percentage to 64.58. Australia’s triumph in Wellington consolidated their third-place position, with Nathan Lyon’s remarkable six-wicket haul in the fourth innings pivotal to their success. Australia’s points increased from 66 to 78, and their points percentage improved from 55 to 59.09. As the 2023 champions, Australia aims to climb higher in the rankings.

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First published on: Mar 03, 2024 03:43 PM IST

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