The Test match between England and New Zealand was thrilling. New Zealand overcame England by one run to tie the series.
A test series is under underway between India and Australia. The entire world is watching this series right now because it will determine which two sides will compete in the ICC World Test Championship final in June of this year. T20 and ODIs are always exciting, but it is highly rare in Test cricket to not know which team is gaining weight until the final ball of the match. This is why, in a thrilling Test match, New Zealand defeated England’s chariot of victory by one run.
The fact that this was only the second time in Test cricket history where the difference between victory and defeat was only one run says eloquently about the significance of this match.
Looking at the ICC World Test Championship point chart, we can observe that after defeating India in two consecutive matches, Australia is placed top. With 123 points and a win percentage of 64.06, Team India is ranked second behind Australia.
Despite the fact that India and Australia have both qualified for the final, no team’s place in the tournament has been confirmed, according to the statistics. This team has 76 points thus far and a winning percentage of 48.72. Simultaneously, England and New Zealand have no other competitors for the final.
While England was already out of contention for the final, the team performed admirably after that. That is, Team India’s health has not been harmed by New Zealand’s one-run victory or England’s defeat. If India wins the third Test, which will take place in Indore, it will go to the final.
England is currently ranked fifth in the world, with 124 points and a winning percentage of 46.97. England needed 258 runs to win but only got 256 after losing all of their wickets in 74.2 overs. That is, England had to settle for a one-run loss.