Here is how the WTC 2021-23 points table looks like after 1st Ashes Test match

Here is how the WTC 2021-23 points table looks like after 1st Ashes Test match

With this sensational performance against the England side, Australia have moved to 2nd place in the World Test Championship (WTC) points table.

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Joe Root and Dawid Malan had done all the hard work for the England side on Day 3 of the 1st Ashes Test match. The England outfit ended Day 3 with the scoreboard reading 220/2 and were only trailing Australia by 58 runs with 8 wickets intact.

Both Root and Malan had scored half-centuries, and it looked as if we were in for an interesting finish to the 1st Test at The Gabba. But then, all this came to naught as England were bowled out for just 297 in the second innings.

Apart from Root and Malan, none of the England batters could even cross the 30-run mark, and 4 England willow wielders could not even score in double digits. Nathan Lyon breached Mount 400 with the red cherry in hand and rattled the England side by scalping a 4-wicket haul in the second innings. Australia completed the ‘last rites’ and chased down the paltry target of 20 set by England with 9 wickets in their kitty.

How does the WTC points table look like after the 1st Ashes Test Match?

With this sensational performance against the England side, Australia have moved to 2nd place in the World Test Championship (WTC) points table.

The table is topped by Sri Lanka, who have won both matches that they have played in the second cycle of the WTC. While Pakistan are placed at the 3rd spot, Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team is stationed at the 4th place.

While the West Indies are placed at No.5, the 6th spot in the table is taken up by the England side. The last 2 places in the WTC points table are taken by New Zealand and Bangladesh. Both New Zealand and Bangladesh are yet to post a win in the second cycle of the WTC.

Here is the updated WTC points table after the 1st Ashes Test match