ICC WTC Points Table Updated after IND vs RSA 3rd Test | ICC World Test Championship 2023-25
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ICC WTC Points Table Updated after IND vs RSA 3rd Test: The two-match Freedom Test Series between India and South Africa ended in a draw, with both teams winning one game each. The Proteas dominated the Rohit Sharma-led side in the Boxing Day Test at Centurion, and in Cape Town, the Men in Blue bounced back in impressive fashion to defeat South Africa in the second test match. The second test match got over in just two days, as just 463 runs were scored and 33 wickets fell in the span of 2 days.

The Cape Town test match was all about the bowlers, as the seamers dominated the entire game. Mohammed Siraj took a six-wicket haul with figures of 6-15 next to his name as South Africa got all out for just 55 runs in their first inning. The Proteas bounced back in superb fashion as the trio of Kagiso Rabada (3-38), Lungi Ngidi (3-30), and Nandre Burger (3-42) wreaked havoc and dismissed the entire Indian batting unit for 153 runs.

However, South Africa didn’t bat well in their second inning, as no other batter except Aiden Markram (106 runs) was able to trouble the Indian bowling unit. Jasprit Bumrah took his ninth 5-wicket haul as he finished the 2nd inning with figures of 6-61 and was supported pretty well by Mukesh Kumar (2-56) as the Indian bowlers restricted the Proteas for 176 runs in their 2nd inning and the Men in Blue chased down a target of 79 runs easily and won the second test match comfortably by 7 wickets.

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Team India | Pic: X (BCCI)

Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue are back at the top of the WTC 2023-25 points table as they managed to get 12 points from the Cape Town test match. The Indians have 26 points from their four matches with a PCT of 54.16%. The next test cricket assignment for the Men in Blue starts with a home 5-match Test Series against England. The first test match will begin on January 25.

The Proteas, after one win and one defeat, have dropped to the second spot in the WTC standings as they have 12 points in 2 games with a PCT of 50%. New Zealand, which has the same number of points and PCT as South Africa, is at number 3. The Aussies are in the 4th spot with a PCT of 50% and 42 points from their 7 matches.

Bangladesh are placed 5th in the WTC 2023–25 overall standings with a PCT of 50% as they have 1 win and 1 loss next to their name. Pakistan has dropped to 6th position with a PCT of 45.83%. The Pakistani team is currently playing the third and final test match against the Aussies at the SCG. The Windies remain in the number 7 spot with a PCT of 16.67%, while England are at number 8 with a PCT of 15%. Sri Lanka is at the bottom of the WTC 2023–25 cycle.

ICC WTC Points Table Updated after IND vs RSA 2nd Test

2South Africa21101250.0
3New Zealand21101250.0
7West Indies2011416.67
9Sri Lanka202000.0

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