Updated WTC points table: How South Africa’s 2nd Test loss to Australia further improves India’s final chances


Australia beat South Africa by an innings and 182 runs in the second Test on Thursday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. After resuming play on the fourth day at 15/1, the Proteas succumbed to a haphazard Australian bowling line-up and were bowled out for 204. Earlier, Australia had taken a 386-run lead after declaring their first innings at 575/8. , Cameron Green took his first five-wicket haul as South Africa were bowled out for 189 in the first innings. With the series in the bag, Australia stamped their authority at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table.

Following is the updated points table of the ICC World Test Championship following Australia’s victory over South Africa in the second Test:

Pat Cummins-led Australia continues to top the points table with a win percentage of 78.57. They can further improve their win percentage if they beat South Africa in the third and final Test.

India remain at number two after a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh last week. He has a win percentage of 58.93 ahead of the four-match Test series against Australia at home next year. If India can win three of those four matches, they will comfortably seal a place in the final of the World Test Championship next year.

Sri Lanka and South Africa change places and are now third and fourth with win percentages of 53.3 and 50 respectively.

England are fifth in the table after a 3-0 clean sweep of Pakistan. The Ben Stokes-led side has a win percentage of 46.97.

West Indies are at number six with a win percentage of 40.91.

Pakistan and New Zealand, who are currently clashing in the first Test of the two-match series in Karachi, are ranked seventh and eighth with win percentages of 38.89 and 25.93 respectively.

With a poor win percentage of 11.11, Bangladesh are at the bottom of the points table.

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