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India vs South Africa: India Retain Top Spot in World Test Championship After Win

There was movement in the ICC World Test Championship table after India registered a 203-run win in the first Test against South Africa at Vizag, but not when it came to the position of the hosts. India were already in top spot going into the game, and extended their lead.

Cricketnext Staff |October 6, 2019, 5:53 PM IST
India vs South Africa: India Retain Top Spot in World Test Championship After Win

There was movement in the ICC World Test Championship table after India registered a 203-run win in the first Test against South Africa at Vizag, but not when it came to the position of the hosts. India were already in top spot going into the game, and extended their lead.

India now have 160 points in the World Test Championship, the 40 points they gained for this win helping to extend the gap between them and second placed New Zealand to a 100 points.

Tied with New Zealand at second spot is Sri Lanka, With Australia and England rounding off the top five positions, standing on 56 points each.

Along with South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh and Pakistan are yet to open their accounts in the championship, with Bangladesh and Pakistan not having played single Test since the World Test championship started.​

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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