India becomes number one Test team after series win against New Zealand

India becomes number one Test team after series win against New Zealand

IND vs NZ Test Series 2021: Team India led by Virat Kohli became the number one ranked Test team after defeating New Zealand 1-0 in the two-match series.

Mayank Agarwal’s heroics with the bat and Jayant Yadav’s four-wicket haul in the second innings helped India defeat New Zealand by 372 runs in the second Test.

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With this win, India sealed the two-match series 1-0 and now Virat Kohli’s side will head to South Africa for three Tests and three ODIs, beginning December 26.

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Virat Kohli’s side is now three points ahead of second-placed New Zealand in the ICC Test Rankings. While Australia is in third place with 108 points.

 

Currently, India has 124 points while New Zealand has 121 points. England is in the fourth spot with 107 points. Both Australia and England will have a chance to improve their ranking as they lock horns in the five-match Ashes.

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Virat Kohli becomes first player to win 50 international matches in each format

Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the first player to record 50 international wins in each format of the game. He achieved the feat after India defeated New Zealand by 372 runs in the second Test of the two-match series here at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.

-PTC News