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WTC Points Table 2024: India Remains in Second Spot after Record Win against England in the 3rd Test at Rajkot

After losing the first Test against England in Hyderabad, Team India has taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match series after registering wins in Vizag and Rajkot.

Following a stunning 434-run victory against England in the third Test held in Rajkot, Team India has solidified its position on the points table of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-25 cycle. With this commanding win, India now holds the second spot in the standings, showcasing its dominance in the longest format of the game.

After facing a setback in the opening Test against England in Hyderabad, India has staged an impressive comeback, securing wins in Visakhapatnam and Rajkot. Led by skipper Rohit Sharma, the Indian team has displayed resilience and determination, turning the tide in their favor to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

WTC Points Table 2024: India Remains in Second Spot after Record Win against England in the 3rd Test at Rajkot

India’s remarkable performance in the third Test has propelled them to the second position in the WTC points table. The team’s journey in the ongoing cycle began with a series victory in the West Indies last year. Despite facing initial challenges, including a loss in South Africa, India has bounced back strongly to assert its dominance on the global stage.

Meanwhile, England finds itself in the eighth spot on the WTC points table, having managed only three wins in eight matches. Additionally, the team has incurred penalties totaling 19 points due to slow over-rate offenses, further complicating their position in the championship race.

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India’s emphatic win in the third Test showcased their prowess and depth in talent. Led by Yashasvi Jaiswal’s spectacular double-century in the second innings, India set a daunting target of 557 runs for England. Jaiswal’s record-breaking performance, supported by stellar contributions from other players, propelled India to a commanding position in the match.

The victory in Rajkot marked India’s fourth win in seven games in the current WTC cycle. Notably, it was India’s largest margin of victory by runs in Test cricket, surpassing their previous record set against New Zealand in Mumbai in 2021. Additionally, India’s biggest Test win by innings also occurred in Rajkot, underscoring the team’s dominance on home soil.

As India continues its quest for glory in the World Test Championship, the team’s recent performances signal a strong resurgence and a formidable challenge to their opponents. With key players in peak form and a determined leadership under Rohit Sharma, India aims to maintain its momentum and stake its claim for the championship title.

Here is a look at the WTC points table 2024 standings after the third Test between India and England:

TeamPlayedWonLostDrawPointsPCT
New Zealand43103675.00
India74215059.52
Australia106316655.00
Bangladesh21101250.00
Pakistan52302236.66
West Indies41211633.33
South Africa41301225.00
England83412121.87
Sri Lanka202000.00
IPL 2024

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