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WTC 2023-25: India reclaim top spot after Australia’s dominating win against New Zealand

Australia's win over New Zealand in the first test has changed the World Test Championship table once again. Check out who has taken the top spot as the race heats up to reach the finals in 2025.

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WTC 2023-25 (Source-Twitter)

Current World Test Championship holders Australia won their first Test against New Zealand by 172 runs. Nathan Lyon picked six wickets to hesitate a collapse for the home team. The Kiwis ended the 3rd day at 111/3 before getting bundled out for 172 to lose the game handsomely. 

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This win has helped Team India move to the top spot in the World Test Championships table. Rohit Sharma and his team have already wrapped up the series against England with the win in Ranchi. 

With just one Test left in the India vs England series as well as the New Zealand vs Australia series, the race is heating up. It is to be noted that the top two teams at the end of the cycle will play the World Test Championship finals in June 2025. 

Rohit Sharma and India get a huge boost – 

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Nathan Lyon and Australia’s win over New Zealand meant that the World Test Championship has a new leader. Team India has moved to the top of the table with 62 points from 8 games with five wins, two losses and one drawn game. 

New Zealand has played five games with three wins and two losses to accumulate 36 points. Current champions Australia are third with 78 points with 7 wins three losses and one drawn game. Pat Cummins and his team though have already played 11 games so far in this cycle. 

Bangladesh and Pakistan are in fourth and fifth place but haven’t played too many games. England are eighth in the table with 21 points from 9 games and are second from bottom in the table. 

Sri Lanka who are ninth in the table will get a chance to make their move upwards when they face Bangladesh. Dhananjaya De Silva and his team will play two Tests against Bangladesh and will look to win their first series during the current WTC cycle.

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