India dethrone Pakistan to become number one Test team: Who said what on Twitter

India take an insurmountable 2-0 lead over New Zealand and reclaim the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 3, 2016 8:13 pm
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India defeated New Zealand in the second Test at Kolkata to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. With this victory, India have reclaimed the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings. Wriddhiman Saha scored half-centuries in both his innings and was declared the man of the match.

New Zealand looked like they could take the game to the final day when they were 104-1 in the 35th over with a 49-run-partnership between Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham. New Zealand then lost 7 wickets for 93 runs. The last wicket to fall was that of Trent Boult off Mohammed Shami and New Zealand were all-out for 197 runs giving India another comprehensive victory of 178 runs.

India were top of the Test rankings after they had defeated West Indies 2-0 in August but were quickly dethroned by Pakistan when they incredibly came back from a 2-0 deficit to draw a four-match Test series in England 2-2. This is the fourth time India tops the ICC Test rankings.

Here is how twitterati reacted to India’s achievement: 



India now play their third Test match against New Zealand in Indore following which their next Test series start when they host England in a five-match series.