India guaranteed first spot in Test cricket
After the victory against New Zealand in the Kolkata test India has secured first position in world Test Rank.
India won by 178 runs against New Zealand today at kolkata.
After this victory India has reclaimed first place from their rivals Pakistan.
Virat Kohli’s side had entered the series against New Zealand trailing Pakistan by one point and needed to win the series to reclaim the number-one ranking for the fourth time since the current rankings system was introduced in 2003.
And India achieved this in style when it won the first Test in Kanpur by 197 runs and then dominated the Kolkata Test to romp home with nearly a day to spare.
India has previously been at the top of the table from November 2009 to August 2011 and then briefly during January-February 2016 and in August 2016. To celebrate India’s number-one Test ranking, it will be presented with the ICC Test Championship mace, details of which will be announced in due course.
India’s next challenge will be to put the number-one ranking beyond Pakistan’s reach and this will only be possible if it wins or draws the Indore Test.
If India win the test 3-0 finish on 115 point and on 113 points in case of a 2-0 series win.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 2016