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Last Update on: March 20th, 2023 at 11:24 am

ICC World Test Championship Points Table, WTC Table Latest Rankings After New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test. Kane Williamson’s magnificent innings helped New Zealand win in a last-ball drama at Christchurch, but the Blackcaps comfortably won this Test at Wellington’s Basin Reserve.

When New Zealand established a mammoth total of 580/4, Williamson and Nicholls scored impressive double centuries to set the tone. Their bowlers then played an equally important part in bowling the opposition twice over the last two days to win this Test by an innings and 58 runs.

Because to some poor shot selection, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 164 in the first innings. However, the batters improved after the follow-on was made mandatory. While the other Sri Lankan hitters chipped in with useful fifty-scores and Dhananjaya de Silva almost missed a century, their first innings deficit was too great for them to ever catch up.

The batters in the bottom order had some toughness as well, but it was only a matter of time before their vigil was over. The best bowler for the hosts was Tickner, who broke a few strong partnerships. Captain Southee also grabbed three wickets as he eliminated the stubborn tail.

Was, to be honest, a professional performance by the hosts. Notwithstanding the rainy weather forecast, Sri Lanka made every effort to extend the game to Day 5. However, that didn’t work out.

NZ won the Test series by a score of 2-0, but there will be more action as these two teams will now square off in a three-match ODI series and a three-match T20I series. Can Sri Lanka be able to defend itself better in limited-overs formats? Or will New Zealand maintain its superiority under home circumstances?

ICC World Test Championship Points Table, WTC Table Latest Rankings After New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test

World Test Championship 2021-23 Updated Points Table

Position Team Matches Won Lost Draw Points PCT
1 Australia (Q) 18 11 3 4 152 66.67
2 India (Q) 17 10 5 2 127 58.8
3 South Africa 15 8 6 1 100 55.56
4 England 22 10 8 4 124 46.97
5 Sri Lanka 23 5 6 1 64 44.44
6 New Zealand 15 4 6 3 60 38.46
7 Pakistan 14 4 6 4 64 38.10
8 West Indies 13 4 7 2 54 34.62
9 Bangladesh 12 1 10 1 16 11.11