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Updated January 4th, 2024 at 18:27 IST

World Test Championship Points Table: Updated WTC standings after India vs South Africa 2nd Test

With their 12 points from the Cape Town test, Team India reclaimed the top spot in the ICC World Test Championship 2023-24 Points Table.

Vishal Tiwari
Indian cricket team
Indian cricket team | Image:AP
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The two-match test series between India and South Africa concluded with a drawn result, as each team secured a victory in one game. The opening Test in Centurion saw South Africa dominating India, but the visitors staged a strong comeback in Cape Town, securing a win by 7 wickets. The Cape Town Test, lasting only five sessions, witnessed a total of 463 runs and 33 wickets falling in two days at Newlands.

3 things you need to know

  • India have never won a Test series in South Africa and the drought continues
  • This is the second time India drew a Test series in South Africa after 2011
  • The second Test match is the shortest ever played in terms of balls bowled

Also Read: '23 wickets falling in a single day. UNREAL': Sachin Tendulkar left astounded by IND vs SA 2nd Test

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The second test was predominantly dominated by the bowlers, with pacers playing a crucial role. Mohammed Siraj led the charge with a 6-wicket haul, restricting South Africa to just 55 runs. However, Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada orchestrated a remarkable comeback for South Africa. Aiden Markram emerged as the batting standout, scoring a century in South Africa's second innings. India successfully chased down 79 runs, clinching victory by 7 wickets.

Updated WTC 2023-25 points table

With their 12 points from the Cape Town test, Team India reclaimed the top spot in the ICC World Test Championship 2023-24 Points Table. They now have a total of 26 points from 48 contested points, securing a 54.16 PCT (Percentage of Points) and leading the standings after the conclusion of their South African tour. The next challenge for India is a five-match series against England at home.

South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Bangladesh are ranked 2nd through 5th in the table with 50.00 PCT each. Sri Lanka and West Indies are the only sides who have not won a single match in the current cycle as of yet.   

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POSTeamMWLDNRPTSPCT
1India421102654.16
2South Africa211001250.00
3New Zealand211001250.00
4Australia742104250.00
5Bangladesh211001250.00
6Pakistan422002245.83
7West Indies20110416.67
8England52210915.00
9Sri Lanka2020000.00
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Published January 4th, 2024 at 18:27 IST

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