ICC WTC Points Table 2023-25
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ICC WTC Points Table 2023-25: India Jumps To Top After Australia Beat New Zealand In First Test. The Indian cricket team secured the leading position in the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25 points table, on Sunday (March 3). India’s climb to the top was made possible by Australia’s win over New Zealand in the first Test of their two-match series. Australia’s impressive victory, with a 172-run lead, in the NZ vs AUS Test series opener contributed to India claiming the No. 1 spot in the ICC WTC points table, holding a percentage of 64.58%.

In the first innings, Australia, with Cameron Green’s outstanding unbeaten score of 174 runs, scored a total of 383 runs. Meanwhile, Matt Henry from New Zealand took 5 wickets. However, New Zealand had a tough time in their response, only managing to score 179 runs, with Phillips being the top scorer at 71 runs. Nathan Lyon from Australia took 4 wickets for 43 runs.

In the second innings, Australia scored 164 runs, with Nathan Lyon contributing 41 runs. Todd Phillips from New Zealand took 5 wickets for 45 runs. However, chasing a target of 369 runs on the fourth day, New Zealand managed to post 196 runs, with Rachin Ravindra scoring 59 runs. Nathan Lyon claimed 6 wickets for 65 runs for Australia, leading them to victory by 172 runs.

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Nathan Lyon was instrumental for Australia, emerging as the standout player of the match. Lyon’s outstanding performance featured a remarkable 10-wicket haul, taking 6 wickets for 65 runs in the first innings and 4 wickets for 43 runs in the second innings. This achievement is significant because it’s the first time since 2006 that a spinner has accomplished a 10-wicket haul in New Zealand.

ICC WTC Points Table 2023-25 After AUS Beat vs NZ In Wellington Test

RankTeamWonLossDrawMatchesPCT (%)Points
2New Zealand3256036
6West Indies121433.3316
7South Africa1342512
9Sri Lanka22
Source: ICC

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Here’s How India Can Stay At The Top Of The WTC Points Table 2023-25:

If India wins the fifth and final Test of the IND vs ENG series, starting from March 7 in Dharamshala, they will maintain their top position in the ICC WTC Points Table. However, if the 5th Test ends in a draw or if England wins, both Australia and New Zealand could potentially surpass India as the leaders in the WTC 2023-25 points table. Additionally, the NZ vs AUS 2nd Test is scheduled to start on Friday, March 8, in Christchurch.