Australia remains at the top of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) points table despite their recent defeat to West Indies in the 2nd Test match. The encounter, which saw West Indies emerge victorious by a margin of 8 runs, was a thrilling contest that showcased exceptional performances from both teams.
In the match, West Indies batted first and set a target of 311 in their first innings. In response, Australia posted 289-9 (declared) in their first innings. West Indies then scored 192 in their second innings, leaving Australia with a target of 216 for victory. However, a remarkable bowling performance by Shamar Joseph, who claimed 7 wickets, led West Indies to a historic win.
Despite this defeat, Australia maintains its position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table with 66 points from 10 matches, including 6 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw, with a win percentage of 66.11. India follows in second place with 26 points from 4 matches, while South Africa, New Zealand, and Bangladesh are placed third, fourth, and fifth, respectively, with 12 points each.
|1Australia106316666.11302India42112654.16303South Africa21101250.0104New Zealand21101250.0105Bangladesh21101250.0106Pakistan52302236.66207England5221915.0208West Indies41211611.11209Bangladesh2020011.010
Pakistan, England, West Indies, and Bangladesh occupy the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth positions, respectively, in the points table. The ongoing series between India and England is expected to impact the rankings further.
In the ICC World Test Championship 2023-2025, teams receive 12 points for a win, 4 for a draw, and 6 for a tie. Teams are also penalized one championship point for each over they fall short in terms of the required over-rate. The rankings are based on the percentage of points won by each team.
The recent match between Australia and West Indies has added to the excitement of the ICC World Test Championship, with fans eagerly anticipating further developments in the rankings as the tournament progresses.