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ICC WTC Points Table Updated after IND vs ENG 3rd Test

(18 FEB) ICC WTC Points Table: India are bossing England in the Test and they have defeated the visitors England in the 3rd Test by a gigantic number of 434 runs. Following this win, India are again in the top two of the World Test Championship Points table replacing Australia and here we are with the ICC WTC Points Table Updated after IND vs ENG 3rd Test.

India’s future of Cricket is in the safe hands as young players like Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan are charming above the entire team in the record win over England. Yashasvi Jaiswal has been England’s absolute nightmare in the series as in just 6 innings, he has smashed two double-hundreds and a half-century. He has equaled the record of most sixes in a series with Wasim Akram after hitting 22 sixes and there are still 4 innings to come.

IND vs ENG 3rd Test Review

India and England were headed to Rajkot with an even scoreline after Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam for the third test. India winning the toss, opted to bat first. Raw pace from Mark Wood proved to be dangerous for India as he scalped Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill in back-to-back overs. Tom Hartley removed Patidar and India were 3 down for 33 runs.

Skipper Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja stitched a reviving partnership and pulled India out of the well. Rohit Sharma smashed his much-awaited century and so does Jadeja. Debutant Sarfaraz Khan was too good on the pitch and smashed the English bowler all around the park to reach his 50 in his debut. Dhruv Jurel and Ashwin also contributed with good runs and with 26 runs from Bumrah, India ended at 445 runs in the first innings.

IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Rohit Sharma loses his cool after Ravindra Jadeja Runs Out Sarfaraz Khan: Video
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England got a good flowing start and they started with some attacking intent. Ashwin drew the first blood and removed Crawley. Ben Duckett had some other plans but he wasn’t getting enough support from the other end. Nevertheless, he scored a befitting 153 off 151 which took England to a respectable total even after the regular wickets. Mohammed Siraj was too good in the middle overs and took 4 wickets to conclude England’s innings to 319 runs.

India had a lead of 126 runs after the first innings. The second innings of India started with Rohit Sharma taking on England but he missed on a sweep and Root got the first wicket of the innings. Jaiswal started the assault and Shubman held the second end and Jaiswal reached his century in no time. Gill got run out at 91 following a mix-up but Jaiswal was too good for England and scored his second test double hundred with 14 boundaries and 12 sixes.

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Jaiswal and Sarfaraz

Sarfraz Khan again smashed a quick half-century and just after that skipper Rohit Sharma decided to declare the innings and now India were 557 runs ahead of England and England had four and a half sessions to chase the target.

For the first time in the series, England’s openers were looking very cautious but Ben Duckett got run out after a miscommunication. England lost their first wicket in 15 runs, second at 18 runs, third at 20, and fourth at 28 and the wickets kept falling. First Jadeja and then Kuldeep, the England batting was not ready for this collapse but it was meant to happen. Jadeja took a fifer at the end and India won the game by a huge total of 434 runs.

ICC WTC Points Table Updated after IND vs ENG 3rd Test

New Zealand are still at the top with a winning percentage of 75. They have played 4 matches and won 3 out of them. India are next on the list. They are second with the 59.52 winnings %. In seven matches, they have won 4, lost 2 and one ended in a draw.

Australia have played the most number of test matches in this new cycle of WTC. They have played 10 games and have won 6 out of those. With 66 points and 55 win %, they are third in the WTC Points table.

Bangladesh are currently the fourth-ranked team in the latest updated ICC WTC Points table. With one win and one loss, they are there with 50% of winnings.

England are ranked 8th in the WTC Points table and this has been the worst phase of England in test cricket. They have played 8 matches and have won just three.

ICC WTC Points Table

1NEW ZEALAND75.004310360
6WEST INDIES33.334121160
7SOUTH AFRICA25.004130120
9SRI LANKA00.00202000

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