India topple New Zealand to become No.1 Test team in ICC rankings

In the Mumbai Test, India beat New Zealand by an innings and a half to win the series 1-0. Following this victory, India has climbed to the top of the new ICC Test rankings. The team previously had 119 points, but after winning the series, they currently have 124 points. New Zealand, on the other hand, has dropped three points to second place with 121 points. The victory over New Zealand demonstrated India’s superiority in the home series. In the Mumbai Test match, India won their 14th consecutive Test series at home, dominating the proceedings. In the current year, Team India has won four matches and lost only one, all of which were against England at home, with one match ending in a draw.

The hosts won the series 1-0 by winning the second and final Test match by 372 runs. India’s bowlers wowed the crowd on the fourth day of the Test match, dominating the opposition. New Zealand had five wickets in hand and needed 400 runs to win the match. Jayant Yadav, on the other hand, ripped down the visitors’ batting order and took four wickets to help India seize control of the game. For New Zealand, Henry Nicholls (44) tried to hold down the fort, but his efforts were in vain because no other batter could offer the team with enough resistance.

As a result, India captain Virat Kohli praised the players for their clinical performance. He also mentioned that the surface had enough bounce for the pacers to contribute and have an impact on the game. “It’s a terrific feeling and a clinical performance to come back with a win again.” The first test went well, and it was a clinical showing. We had a fantastic discussion about the performance, and the opposition had a good draw. The spinners gave it their all, but the Kiwi batsmen held their own in Kanpur. “There was more bounce here, and the fast bowlers received some help, so we had a better chance to win,” Kohli remarked after the victory.