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Australia won Trans-Tasman Trophy of Cricket against New Zealand

With this series win, Australia claimed World No.1 in Test rankings replacing India. 

 

Feb 25, 2016 13:10 IST
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Australia on 24 February 2016 won Trans-Tasman Trophy of Cricket against New Zealand and became World Number 1 in ICC Test ranking.

It replaced India in the test rating by defeating New Zealand by 2-0 in two-Match Series.

The second test played in Christchurch was the last international test outing for New Zealand’s Wicketkeeper batsman and Skipper Brendon McCullum, who announced his retirement on 22 December 2015 and already retired from the other two forms of the game viz. T20 Internationals and One day Internationals.

He retired after playing 101 tests with a score of 6453 runs and 38.64 average.

Brief details of the Series

First Test, held at Wellington in which Australia won by an innings and 52 runs.

Player of the match - AC Voges (Australia)

Second Test, held at Christchurch in which Brendon McCullum made a record breaking century in 54 balls but still Australia won the Test by 7 wickets.

Player of the match - JA Burns (Australia)

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