New Zealand won the Test series 2–0 against Pakistan. After this victory, Kiwi team has laddus in both hands. He has achieved many achievements simultaneously.
New Zealand became number one team in ICC Test rankings
New Zealand has become a bat with the completion of Pakistan’s work in the Christchurch Test. He not only made a clean sweep in the series after getting an embarrassing defeat of innings and 176 runs to Pakistan in the second Test, as well as becoming the number one team in the ICC Test Rankings. It means to say that with a win both the hands of the Kiwi team are now full of laddus.
We will talk about New Zealand’s victory in Christchurch and Pakistan being red with shame, but before that it is important to talk about New Zealand becoming number one team in Test cricket.
New Zealand became best in Test for the first time
Becoming New Zealand’s number one Test team in the ICC Test Rankings is special because it is the first time in the history of cricket history. This feat has been achieved by dusting off teams like Pakistan, West Indies on the ground and ending the empire of Australia and Team India in the Test rankings.
🇳🇿 NEW ZEALAND ARE NO.1️⃣🎉
Victory over Pakistan has sent Kane Williamson’s side to the 🔝 of the @MRFWorldwide ICC Test Team Rankings!
They have achieved the feat for the first time in rankings history 👏 pic.twitter.com/8lKm6HebtO
– ICC (@ICC) January 6, 2021
If you are captain, like Ken Williamson
The amazing thing is that Kiwi captain Kane Williamson became number one in the ICC rankings of Test batsmen last week, leaving behind Australia’s Steve Smith and India’s Virat Kohli. And this week he also made his team the new king of Test cricket in exactly the same manner. That is, when he played on the front foot himself, he also brought the team to the forefront.
– BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 6, 2021
Kane became the hero of the series against Pakistan
Captain Ken Williamson’s role in making New Zealand number one by clearing Pakistan’s sweep has also been huge. He scored 388 runs with a double century and a century in the series against Pakistan and also took 1 wicket with the ball. This was the reason he was also awarded the Player of the Series title.
Set a record for winning 6 consecutive Tests
New Zealand won the Test series 2–0 against Pakistan. In the first Test, they defeated the Pakistan team by 101 runs and defeated them by an innings and 176 runs in the second Test. By winning back-to-back 2 Tests against Pakistan, the Kiwi team also maintained their record of winning consecutive Test matches. He has won 6 consecutive Test matches for the first time. Before Pakistan, he had won 2–2 matches against the West Indies and India.
New Zealand at number three in the World Test Championship
New Zealand’s big win over Pakistan has also affected the points table of ICC World Test Championship. In the new points table, the Kiwi team has now come from number 5 to third. That means, just beyond that Australia and India are left.
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