South Africa consolidates second place in WTC standings.© AFP
South Africa have consolidated second place in the ICC World Test Championship points list after a second Test win against Bangladesh at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. Keshav Maharaj returned with seven wickets in the closing innings as the Proteas took an emphatic 332 run win. Bangladesh, on the other hand, is in ninth place in the standings. South Africa has 60 points while Bangladesh has 12 points.
Australia is at the top with 72 points and their win rate is 75 percent. The Pat Cummins-led side had beaten England 4-0 in the Ashes and then followed it up with a three-game test series win against Pakistan.
India is in third place with a 58.33 win rate and the Rohit Sharma-led side had last beaten Sri Lanka in the two-game Test series. India will then face England in a one-off test match that will conclude the five-match test series that took place last year.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka are in fourth and fifth place respectively, while WTC holders New Zealand are sixth in the standings with a win rate of 38.88.
The West Indies had beaten England in the three-match Test series but they are in seventh place with a win rate of 35.71.
Joe Root-led England are bottom of the standings with a dismal win rate of 12.50.
Next, Australia would face Sri Lanka in a Test series and the Cummins-led pair would look to consolidate their top spot.
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