ICC World Test Championship Points Table After New Zealand vs South Africa 2nd Test: Sri Lanka on Top, India at No 5

Christchurch: Dean Elgar-led South Africa proved to be too hot for New Zealand as they beat the hosts by 198 runs to win the second Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Tuesday. The South African team showed the class to bounce back from a defeat by an innings and 276 runs in the first Test to level the series. Having won three out of five matches in the WTC 2021-23 cycle, South Africa finds itself in the fourth spot behind Pakistan.Also Read – Colin De Grandhomme’s Century Keeps New Zealand Alive in Test vs South Africa

On the other hand, New Zealand – who are defending their title – are in the sixth position just behind India. New Zealand has played six matches and won merely two. they have a lot of catching up to do. New Zealand has 28 points and a win percentage of 38.88. At the moment, Sri Lanka – who would take on India –  is leading the table with a 100% win after their 2-0 win against West Indies at home last year. Also Read – A Proud Moment For New Zealand Cricket: Kane Williamson On ‘Team Of The Year’ Honour

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“We needed to rise up and level the series. We got a long flight home, we have a lot time to reflect on what happened. Our basics of the game went out of the window in the first game. We have shown in the past that we have a lot of characters in the team. You got to take 20 wickets to win a Test match, you got to take 40 wickets to win a Test series, but we weren’t able to do that,” Elgar said at the post-match presentation after the emphatic win over the hosts. Also Read – Women’s ODI World Cup: Teams Can Play Matches Even With Nine Fit Players

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