World Test Championship (WTC) Points Table and Team Standings after India vs England 2nd Test

World Test Championship (WTC) Points Table and Team Standings after India vs England 2nd Test

England will now have to win the last two Test matches to make it to the final of WTC.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav. (Photo Source: BCCI)

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Bouncing back in style after the shock loss in the first Test, Team India have thrashed England by 317 runs in the second Test to draw level in the four-match series. Almost everything fell in place for the home side as they thoroughly dominated the contest and keep their hopes of making it to the final of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) alive.

Chasing an improbable 482 to take an unassailable lead in the series, England were all out for just 164 in their second innings. The visitors started the day on 53 for 3 and lost four wickets inside the first session. They could not delay the inevitable for too long in the second session too as Indian bowlers made light work of their batting lineup.

Moeen Ali top-scored with the bat for England, scoring an entertaining 43 off just 18 balls while Axar Patel picked up five wickets for India. Earlier in the game, India had taken a mammoth 195-run lead in the first innings. Batting first, India scored 329 before bowling out England for 134. In the second innings, the hosts scored 286.

India move up, England slip:

Riding on the latest win, India have bolstered their chances of making it to the final of the ongoing ICC WTC. The win in the second Test has helped India move to the second spot in the WTC points table. The Virat Kohli-led side had dropped to the fourth spot in the points table after losing the first Test in Chennai by 227 runs. With 460 points from 15 Tests, India have earned 69.7 percentage of points. India now need to win the series by 2-1 or 3-1 to make it to the final.

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England, on the other hand, have dropped to the fourth spot after the heavy loss. The visitors had moved to the top following their win in the first Test. The Joe Root-led side now needs to win the remaining two Tests to make it to the final of the WTC. New Zealand are currently at the top of the points table while Australia are at the third spot.

Here’s the latest ICC WTC Points Table: