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ICC World Test Championship: Updated Points Table After Ind Vs SA Test

ICC World Test Championship: India defeated SA and continues to top the points table. Let's take a look at the updated points table of the ongoing edition.

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As Team India completed their 203-run trouncing of the visiting South African team, the inaugural edition of ICC World Test Championship moves one step further into what has been a fantastic initiation for Test supremacy so far. After just two months into the tournament, the ongoing championship has already witnessed several Day 5 finishes, close matches, great centuries and thrilling fast-bowling spells. In the three contested series so far (with fourth one still running), World No 1 Test side India whitewashed their hosts West Indies in a one-sided affair. In Sri Lanka, the New Zealand team won their 2nd Test match to level the two-match series against the island nation. The 2019 Ashes, which also saw some of the most closely fought matches between two teams in recent memory, ended in a 2-2 draw after hosts England won their final Test by 135 runs against Australia. 

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ICC World Test Championship points table

After playing three matches, the Indian team is the only participating nation which has scored a perfect 160 points from their allotted matches. Virat Kohli-led team is yet to lose or draw a game as the World No 1 Test side have re-affirmed their reign in the Test championship as well. Team India became the No 1 ranked Test team in October 2016 and have continued their helm at the top ever since.

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As we move into second India vs South Africa Test match scheduled between October 10-14, let’s take a look at the updated points table

Pos Team Matches Won Lost Drawn Points contested Series won RpW ratio Total points
1 India 3 0 0 0 160 1 2.303 160
2 New Zealand 2 1 1 0 120 0 1.401 60
3 Sri Lanka 2 1 1 0 120 0 0.714 60
4 Australia 5 2 2 1 120 0 1.158 56
5 England 5 2 2 1 120 0 0.864 56
6 South Africa 1 0 1 0 40 0 0.414 0
7 West Indies 2 0 2 0 120 0 0.411 0
8 Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0
9 Pakistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0

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Teams like Pakistan and Bangladesh are yet to open their campaigns in the ongoing two-year tournament. The Bangladeshi team will be making their ICC World Test Championship debut against India on November 14 while Pakistan will be touring Australia for a two-match Test series this November-December.

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