New Zealand is now the #1 Test team

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    New Zealand has toppled Australia as the #1 side in the ICC Test rankings.

    They are on 118 rating points compared to Australia’s 116, after winning the second and final Test against Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs in Christchurch on Wednesday.

    The win saw them wrap up a 2-0 series win.

    India (114), England (106) and South Africa (96) round out the top five.

    New Zealand’s success was recently led by captain Kane Williamson, who consolidated his #1 spot in the list of Test batsmen.

    After his a Player-of-the-Match innings of 238 in Christchurch, he got to 890 points.

    That keeps him ahead of Virat Kohli (879), Steven Smith (877) and Marnus Labuschagne (850), the only other batsmen to be above 800 at this point.

    Williamson has now hit 251, 129, 21 and 238 in his last three Tests.