India Dominates World Test Championship Standings After Crushing South Africa

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The exceptional bowling displays by Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj propelled India to their inaugural Test victory at Newlands. India has ascended to the top spot in the ICC World Test Championship Points Table (WTC) following a resounding seven-wicket triumph over South Africa on Thursday (January 4). Thanks to this momentous win, India has leveled the two-match Test series against South Africa, resulting in a 1-1 draw. Both teams have garnered 12 points each from this series. India’s remarkable performance in the Newlands Test match has propelled them from sixth to first position in the rankings. India’s points percentage stands at 54.17% after four matches. In contrast, South Africa has dropped from the number one position to the 2nd spot in the ICC World Test Championship points table. The Proteas’ points percentage has plummeted from 100% to 50%. New Zealand, Australia, and Bangladesh also possess a 50% points tally. The third Test of the Australia vs Pakistan series is currently taking place in Sydney. If Australia emerges victorious in this match, the defending champions will ascend to the number one position in the WTC standings. Should the third Test between Australia and Pakistan conclude in a draw, the Aussies will slip down to the fifth position, with their points percentage dropping to 47.92. On the other hand, Pakistan will remain in sixth place if they lose or draw, but a victory could propel them to the coveted number one spot in the ICC World Test Championship points table.