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New Zealand's defeat on the road to India!, Team India tops the WTC Points Table | leader

Leader Online Desk : Australia have won the first match of the two-match Test series against New Zealand. New Zealand lost by 172 runs in the match in Wellington. Australia's win has given India an advantage in the WTC Points Table of the World Test Championship. Team India has leapfrogged New Zealand to the top position in the points table. (Team India's No. 1 WTC after Australia's win against New Zealand)

WTC Points Table : Status of points table

New Zealand's points percentage has dropped from 75 to 60 after the loss against Australia. He has played five Test matches so far and won three matches. New Zealand team has suffered one loss. Due to this, this team has now fallen to the second position. Currently India's scoring percentage is 64.58. Team India has won five out of eight matches and lost two matches. One match has been drawn. India has 62 points. Australia's scoring percentage is 59.09. He has 78 points. Australia have played 11 Tests so far and won seven. The Australian team has lost three matches and one Test has been drawn. (Team India's No. 1 WTC after Australia's win against New Zealand)

Bangladesh is at the fourth position with a percentage of 50 points and Pakistan is at the fifth position with a percentage of 36.66 points. West Indies are sixth with a percentage of 33.33 points, South Africa is at the seventh position with a percentage of 25 points. (Team India's No. 1 WTC after Australia's win against New Zealand)

England drop to eighth place

England's run percentage after losing to India in the fourth Test is 19.44. The team has slipped to eighth position in the WTC Points Table. England have played nine Test matches so far in the 2023-25 ​​World Test Championship series. Three of them have been won. Five matches have been lost and one Test has been drawn. Sri Lanka's scoring percentage is nil and is ranked ninth. ( Team India's No. 1 WTC )

… So India's first position will remain intact

India will play the fifth match of the five-match series against England in Dharamsala from March 7. India's win in this match will keep them at the top of the Test Championship points table. However, if the fifth Test is drawn or England wins, it will be a chance for both Australia and New Zealand to overtake India in the points table. The second Test between New Zealand and Australia will begin on Friday, March 8 in Christchurch.

What happened in Australia-New Zealand match?

In the first match of the two-match series against Australia, New Zealand captain Tim Southee won the toss and elected to bowl first. Australia scored 383 runs in the first innings. Australia's Cameron Green scored a blistering 174 runs. Mitchell Marsh scored 40 runs. New Zealand's Matt Henry took five wickets in the first innings. New Zealand's first innings ended on 179 runs. Glenn Phillips scored 71 and Matt Henry scored 42. Nathan Lyon took four wickets for Australia.

Kangaroos had a lead of 204 runs in the first innings. Australia scored 164 runs in the second innings. Lyon scored 41, Green scored 34 and Travis Head scored 29. Phillips took five wickets from New Zealand. Australia's total lead was 368 runs. A target of 369 runs was achieved against New Zealand to win the match. In reply, New Zealand were bowled out for 196 runs. Rachin Ravindra scored 59, while Daryl Mitchell scored 38 runs. Nathan Lyon took six wickets. Australia won by 172 runs. Green was man of the match.

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