October 23, 2021

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Team India takes the top spot on the ICC World Test Championship

Team India reclaimed the top spot on the ICC World Test Championship points table after a sensation three-wicket victory over Australia at the Gabba. With the win, India also clinched the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy by 2-1 for third consecutive time.
Australia, who were at the top of the World Test Championship points table ahead of the series, are slipped to the third spot with 69.2 per cent win. While India reclaimed the top spot, which they lost to Australia after the introduction of the new rating system, with 71.7 per cent win and 430 points.
New Zealand are on the second spot with 70 per cent win and 420 points. “After the hard-fought win at The Gabba, India move to the No.1 spot in ICC World Test Championship standings. Australia slip to No.3,” the ICC tweeted.
India have played 13 matches in five series, winning nine and losing three Tests. The team has got 71.1% of the total possible points.
England and South Africa are at the fourth and fifth spots respectively in the standings, updated after the fourth Test at the Gabba.
The historic series win also helped Team India to make a jump on the ICC Test Team Rankings as they replaced Australia on the second spot.
Kane Williamson’s New Zealand are on top with 118.44 rating points, ahead of India (117.65) and Australia (113).
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 06/03/2021

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