ICC WTC Points Table Updated after IND vs ENG 1st Test | India dropped from the second position to fifth | ICC World Test Championship 2023-25

ICC WTC Points Table Updated after IND vs ENG 1st Test: In what proved to be a really exciting and nail-biting fixture, England, led by Ben Stokes riding on the back of heroics from Ollie Pope (196 runs) and debutant Tom Hartley (7-62) defeated the Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue by 28 runs. This was India’s fourth defeat in 48 test matches at home as the Three Lions executed the biggest comeback on Indian soil by a visiting team. A win in the first test means that England now has a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test Series.

Chasing a fourth-inning score of 231 runs, debutant Tom Hartley (7-62) tore apart the entire Indian batting unit with his seven-wicket haul, which included the big dismissals of Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Axar Patel, Shubman Gill Ravinchandran Ashwin, Ks Bharat, and Mohammed Siraj as the Men in Blue were bowled out for just 202 runs. Men in Blue Skipper Rohit Sharma was the top scorer for the Indians with 39 runs, while Ashwin (28 runs) and KS Bharat (28 runs) stabilized the Indian innings with a fifty-run partnership for the eighth wicket, but Tom Hartley had some other plans.

England youngster Ollie Pope (196 runs) played one of the best innings in the history of the game by a visiting player on Indian soil, and his knock helped the Three Lions post a massive total of 420 runs on the board. Vice Captain Jasprit Bumrah (4-41) was the best Indian bowler with his four-wicket haul.

The visitors won the toss and chose to bat first, but they had a forgetful day 1 as they were all out for 246 runs, with skipper Ben Stokes playing the role of the lone warrior with his knock of 70 runs. Ravindra Jadeja (3-88) and Ravichandran Ashwin (3-68) took three wickets each, while Jasprit Bumrah (2-28) and Axar Patel (2-33) got two scalps each.

In reply, the Indians got off to a really good start as Yashasvi Jaiswal played his own version of Bazball against the English bowlers with his stunning knock of 80 runs. Ravindra Jadeja (87 runs) and KL Rahul (86 runs) allowed the hosts to take a 190-run lead in the first inning with a total of 436 runs on the board.

The defeat against England in the first test match is India’s second defeat at home in a test match in the last year. The Men in Blue have not managed to taste success in their last three home test matches, as one game against Australia ended in a draw. Below is the updated ICC World Test Championship table after the 1st Test match between India and England.

ICC WTC Points Table Updated after IND vs ENG 1st Test

2New Zealand21101250
2South Africa21101250
7West Indies41211633.33
9Sri Lanka202000
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The defending champions, Australia, are still at the top of the overall standings with a PCT of 55.00. Sri Lanka are still at the bottom of the overall WTC points table with a PCT of 0.00, as they have yet to win their first match in the current cycle. South Africa is now in the second spot in the overall standings with a PCT of 50.00. They have won one game and lost one game in the two matches they have played so far.

India, following their defeat against England, have dropped from the second position to fifth in the points table with a PCT of 43.33. In five matches, the Men in Blue have tasted success in two, while they have been defeated by England and South Africa in the other two games, and one match against the Windies ended in a draw.

Kane Williamson-led New Zealand is in the third position in the overall standings with a PCT of 50.00. Just like South Africa, the Kiwi’s have won one game and lost the other one against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh has moved to the fourth position with a PCT of 50.00. They have won and lost the same number of games as New Zealand and South Africa.

The sixth position is occupied by Pakistan, as they have a PCT of 36.66 from five matches. They have won two games and lost the other three, as they lost the three-match series against Australia 3-0.

Following their historic victory against Australia at the Gabba, the West Indies have moved up to the seventh spot with a PCT of 33.33 in four games.

England’s win against the Men in Blue in the first test match at Hyderabad increased their overall PCT from 15.00 to 29.16, but they are still in the eighth position in the WTC standings.

The second test match between India and England will take place on February 2 and will go on until February 6. The Three Lions are ahead in the five-match series by 1-0, but four matches are still left, and it remains to be seen whether they can repeat their heroics of 2012 or not.

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