India leapfrogs champions Australia in WTC 2023-25 points table after historic win over England in 3rd Test

England, trailing 2-1 in the ongoing series, are in dire straits as they sit second last in the table. With just three wins in eight games, the Three Lions have a 21.87 point percentage.

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Team India reclaimed the second spot in the World Test Championship (IPL) 2023-25 after a historic win over England in the third Test on Sunday. In a brilliant all-round display, Rohit Sharma and Co. thrashed the visitors by a massive 434 runs in Rajkot to go 2-1 up in the five-match series. It was India's biggest Test win and England's second-biggest Test defeat by runs. 


India were sitting comfortably in the second position after their 106-run win in the second Test in Visakhapatnam. But New Zealand, who were in the third spot, climbed to the top of the table with their first-ever series victory over South Africa in Test cricket. Backed by Kane Williamson's majestic centuries, the Black Caps swept the two-match series against an inexperienced Proteas side. 

New Zealand have a point percentage of 75.00 with three wins from just four matches. The Men in Blue are right behind them with 59.52 percent after winning four out of seven matches. They have overtaken defending champions Australia who are currently ranked third with 55.00 percentage. 

Meanwhile, England, trailing 2-1 in the ongoing series, are in dire straits as they sit second last in the table. With just three wins in eight games and docked an additional 19 points due to a slow over rate, the Three Lions have a 21.87 points percentage. Sri Lanka are at the bottom of the list as they are yet to open the account in the ongoing WTC cycle. 


Here is the updated WTC points table after India's win in the 3rd Test against England

Team Played  Won  Lost  Draw  Points  PCT
   New Zealand    4    3    1    0    36    75.00
   India    7    4    2    1    50    59.52
   Australia    10    6    3    1    66    55.00
   Bangladesh     2    1    1    0    12    50.00
   Pakistan     5    2    3    0    22    36.66
   West Indies     4    1    2    1    16    33.33
   South Africa    4    1    3    0    12    25.00
   England     8    3    4    1    21    21.87
   Sri Lanka    2    0    2    0    0    0.00

A collective team effort led to India's emphatic victory


It was a collective team effort that helped India to a resounding win over England in Rajkot. In the first innings, captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with a fine century. Ravindra Jadeja also smashed a brilliant hundred, while Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel made their debut memorable. Contributions from Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah also played a key role in India posting a huge score on the board.

Riding on Ben Duckett's Bazball ton (153 of 151 balls), England managed to score 319 runs but still trailed by 126 runs. Mohammed Siraj shone with a four-wicket haul. Coming into the second innings, young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal hit a record-breaking double hundred. Shubman Gill unfortunately missed out on a century by just 9 runs, while Sarfaraz smashed another fifty on his debut Test. 

India set an impossible target of 557 on Day 4 and England had no idea how to tackle it. Led by Jadeja's fifer, Ben Stokes' team were bundled out for just 122 in 39.4 overs. The southpaw was adjudged Player of the Match for his all-round heroics on home turf. 

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