Here is the updated WTC points table after the second Test match between West Indies and Pakistan

Here is the updated WTC points table after the second Test match between West Indies and Pakistan

Pakistan have currently won 1 out of the 2 matches that they have played in the second cycle of the tournament and have accumulated 12 points from 2 matches.

Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The Pakistan side produced a scintillating all-round performance in the second Test match of the two-match Test series against West Indies, beat the hosts by a margin of 109 runs at Jamaica, to level the two-match Test series 1-1.

The Pakistan side was clinical with both bat and ball, as the West Indies ran out of answers to the questions asked by the Pakistan side. With the willow, Fawad Alam was the catalyst for Pakistan. The left-hander scored a classic 124 off 213 deliveries in the first innings.

And with the ball, it was left-arm seamer Shaheen Afridi who absolutely bamboozled the West Indian outfit with the red cherry in hand. Afridi picked up a total of 10 wickets in the match, to power his side to a crushing win.

Pakistan moves to second place in the WTC table

With this scintillating win, the Babar Azam-led Pakistan side has moved to second place in the points table in the second cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC). Pakistan has currently won 1 out of the 2 matches that it has played in the second cycle of the tournament and has accumulated 12 points from 2 matches.

The Virat Kohli-led Indian side is currently occupying the top place in the points table. India has accumulated 14 points so far and is 1-0 up in the five-match Test series against England. They beat the Joe Root-led outfit by a margin of 151 runs in the second Test match at Lord’s.

The West Indies have also accumulated 12 points, and are placed at third place in the points table, having won a game and lost a game apiece in the second cycle of the WTC. The England cricket team is placed at 4th place in the points table, with 2 points, after having drawn a game and lost a game apiece in the second WTC cycle.

Here is the updated points table after the second Test match between West Indies and Pakistan

Also, let us take a look at the Points Distribution system for the second cycle of the WTC.

For a win, each team will get 12 points, while a tie will earn them 6 points. The teams will be awarded 4 points for a draw, while a loss will fetch the side no points.

Match Result Points available per match Percentage of points
Win 12 100
Tie 6 50
Draw 4 33.33
Loss 0 0