Australia cricket team has strengthened its position in the ICC Test Championship by a clean sweep of New Zealand in the three-match series. After three successive wins, Australia has now come closer to India at Points Table. The gap between India and Australia is now just 64 points.
Australia won the last match of the series against New Zealand in Sydney by 279 runs . With this victory, Australia captured the three-match series 3–0. On the basis of excellent bowling, Australia allotted New Zealand for just 136 runs in the second innings to win the match.
In the first innings, Australia scored 454 runs on the double century of Marnus Labuschagne. New Zealand's first innings was reduced to just 256 runs and the hosts took a lead of 198 runs. Australia had scored a mammoth target of 416 runs, declaring the second innings by scoring 217 runs.
At present, India is on the first place with 360 points while Australia is in second place with 296 points. India and Australia have a gap of 64 points at this time. India now have to play a Test series in New Zealand, which is considered a very difficult tour. To strengthen their position, the team have to win the series or else their number one position could be a threat.
India has played 7 Tests and won all the matches in the ICC Test Championship so far. At the same time, Australia has won 7 by playing 10 Test matches. They lost two matches, out of which one match was a draw. Pakistan's team is in third place with 80 points with 1 win and 2 draws in four matches.