India suffered their first defeat in the World Test Championship on Sunday. The aspect led by Virat Kohli had been thumped by New Zealand in the first Test in Wellington. As Kane Williamson-led NZ aspect took an unassailable 1-zero lead in the two-match Test collection, additionally they handed India their first defeat in 9 Tests. India’s final Test defeat was in Perth towards Australia in December 2018. Since then, the aspect had gained Eight and drawn 1 Tests since then.
With the win, New Zealand additionally earned 60 factors in the World Test Championship table to climb into fifth place with 120 factors, surpassing Sri Lanka who slip all the way down to sixth place with 80 factors. India remained rooted their prime place in the table with 360 factors, with Australia at 2nd place with 296 factors.
Why did New Zealand earn 60 factors on profitable the match, whereas India had gained solely 40 factors every after profitable each Test match towards South Africa in October final 12 months? That is as a result of, as per ICC guidelines, each Test collection carry 120 factors in whole, regardless of the variety of matches in the collection.
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Explaining the factors table:
Each collection is value 120 factors, distributed over the variety of matches in a collection. For instance, a two-match collection will imply 60 factors for every Test whereas a 3-match collection will give 40 factors to every Test match. A tie might be 50% of the factors accessible, while a draw might be a 3:1 factors ratio.
Matches in collection (2) – Win/Tie/Draw – 60/30/20
Matches in collection (3) – Win/Tie/Draw – 40/20/13
Matches in collection (4) – Win/Tie/Draw – 30/15/10
Matches in collection (5) – Win/Tie/Draw – 24/12/8
Since India’s collection towards South Africa final 12 months had three matches, every match was value 40 factors. Since the ongoing Test collection towards New Zealand is a two-match collection, every match is value 60 factors.
Speaking after the defeat, India captain Virat Kohli mentioned: “Day 1, the toss did turn out to be very important. But at the same time, we take a lot of pride in being competitive as a batting unit and we were just not competitive enough. I don’t think we put their bowlers under enough pressure. Anything over 220-230 and we would have been talking a different language. Even the deficit looks lot lesser if you get that score and take those last three wickets cheaply.”
The two groups will play the 2nd Test in Christchurch which is able to start from Saturday.