ICC World Test Championship Points Table
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New Zealand opened their account in the ICC World Test Championship points table with a victory in a close encounter against Bangladesh in Dhaka. All-rounders played a crucial role in helping the Tim Southee-led team avoid a whitewash in challenging conditions.

The Black Caps secured a four-wicket victory under challenging batting conditions at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Saturday, December 9. The visiting team successfully chased down a target of 137 on the fourth day of the second and final Test of the series.

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Following this victory, New Zealand has earned 12 crucial points for their tally in the WTC points table. They stand with 12 points from two matches, with their points percentage being 50%. The Kiwis climbed to third place in the table, trailing behind Pakistan and India.

The Bangladesh cricket team secured 12 points in the ongoing WTC cycle, holding the fourth position with a 50% points percentage from two matches. Notably, Sri Lanka is the only team to have played at least one match in the cycle but has yet to earn any points.

1 PAKISTAN 100 24 2 0 0 1 0
2 INDIA 66.67 16 1 0 1 1 0
3 NEW ZEALAND 50 12 1 1 0 1 0
3 BANGLADESH 50 12 1 1 0 1 0
5 AUSTRALIA 30 18 2 2 1 1 -10
6 WEST INDIES 16.67 4 0 1 1 1 0
7 ENGLAND 15 9 2 2 1 1 -19
8 SRI LANKA 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
8 SOUTH AFRICA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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In the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand, Glenn Phillips played a key role, making significant contributions in both innings. Phillips scored 87 runs off 72 balls in the first innings and remained unbeaten with 40 runs off 48 balls in the second innings.

Bangladesh struggled in their second innings, managing only 144, with Zakir Hasan top-scoring (59). New Zealand were reduced to 69/6 at one stage, but Mitchell Santner, who scored 35 off 39, and Glenn Phillips stitched an unbeaten 70-run partnership to help the team win.

Eight Runs Mattered A Lot – Glenn Phillips

Glenn Phillips, awarded Player of the Match, emphasized the importance of the eight-run first-inning lead in the closely contested match. He praised the team’s spinners for their exceptional performance and appreciated Mitchell Santner’s contribution.

“That eight runs mattered a lot. We pride ourselves on fighting for as long as possible. Our spinners bowled incredibly. The Bangladeshi batters came out with an intent. To restrict them to chasing 138 is very pleasing. The intent was there in my gameplan. The way Mitch played also helped me. He’s got amazing hands. Credit to him and credit to all the boys,” Phillips said.

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Saikrishna Vaitla is an author at Cricketaddictor has been working since September 2022.