Updated World Test Championship points table: How India’s defeat vs Australia affects finalists
Australian players appeal against Indian captain Rohit Sharma.© AFP
Australia on Friday won the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India in Indore to become the first team to qualify for the World Test Championship final in June. Before the match, Australia had 66.67 percentile marks as they were No.1 in the table along with India with 64.06 percentile marks. Now, after the nine-wicket win against India, the Steve Smith-led side has a pass percentage of 68.52. Rohit Sharma-led India still remains at number one. Second position but with 60.29 percent marks.
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India will have to win the fourth Test against Australia from March 9 to qualify for the final of the World Test Championship without depending on the results of other teams. Third-ranked Sri Lanka (53.33 per cent) will play New Zealand later this month. If India lose the fourth Test against Australia and the series ends 2-2, while Sri Lanka beat New Zealand 2-0 in the Test series, then Rohit Sharma’s team will not finish in the top two.
This is the updated WTC points table after Australia’s win in the third Test.
This was the WTC points table before the third Test.
Australia registered an emphatic nine-wicket win over India to wrap up the third Test inside two days and seal their place in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) at Rank Turner here on Friday.
Travis Head (49) and Marnus Labuschagne (28) took the visitors across the finish line after the loss of Usman Khawaja (0) in the very first over.
The hosts were bowled out for 163 in their second innings, setting Australia a target of just 76 runs to record a hugely satisfying win after losing the first two matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy inside three days.
One of the biggest architects of the Australian victory was veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who took eight wickets in India’s second innings on the second day of the match at the Holkar Stadium.
This is India’s third defeat in Tests at home in the last 10 years.
with PTI inputs
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