On the final day of the first test, Pakistan needed 302 runs to win, but the team was all out after scoring 271 runs in 123.3 overs.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson adjudged man of the match. With this victory, the Kiwi team has moved to number-1, replacing Australia in the ICC Test rankings for the first time. This is New Zealand’s 5th consecutive win in Tests.
With this win over Pakistan, the New Zealand team topped the ICC rankings charts. At the same time, the Australian team is slipped to second and the Indian team is in third place. With this victory, the Kiwi team took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the 2-match Test series against Pakistan. The next match of the series will be played from 3 January to 7 January in Christchurch.
New Zealand Tops The Test Rankings For The First Time
New Zealand secured 1st rank with 117 points after their first win against Pakistan. At the same time, Australia has slipped to second place with 116 points. While the Indian team is at number three with 115 points. Fourth place is England’s team with 106 points. While Sri Lanka’s team is at number 5 with 91 points.