Updated WTC points table: India strengthen their position in World Test Championship points table after Ranchi Test victory | Cricket News


India further consolidated their position on the World Test Championship (WTC) points table after defeating England by 5 wickets in the 4th Test at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi.

India consolidated their spot in the WTC points table. (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: India thrashed England by 5 wickets in the penultimate 4th Test at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi to clinch the five-match series with an unassailable 3-1 lead. India rode on a brilliant partnership between Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel to chase down the target of 192 runs in their second innings on Day 4. India looked in a spot of bother at one stage in the run-chase but a gritty stand between Gill and Jurel helped the hosts get over the line comfortably in the end.

In pursuit of the 192-run target in their second innings, India were cruising after a terrific start from openers Rohit Sharma (55) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (37), who added 84 runs for the first wicket. However, the hosts lost wickets in a cluster after the duo’s departure to be left reeling at 120/5. With the target still afar, India looked in a spot of bother before Gill and Jurel combined to bail them out of trouble.

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Jurel scored an unbeaten 39 while Gill remained not out on 52 off 124 balls to guide India to a comprehensive win. With the victory, India consolidated their spot at no.2 in the latest World Test Championship (WTC) updated points table. India’s point percentage jumped from 59.52 to 64.58 in the points table as they remained in the 2nd spot, behind only New Zealand, who have a winning point percentage of 75.

Meanwhile, England are languishing at the 8th spot after the defeat having won 3 and lost five matches in the ongoing WTC cycle so far. The visitors have a win point-percentage of 19.44.

India win their 17th straight Test series at home

India went 3-1 ahead to clinch the five-match series and extend their impressive record in home Tests. India have now won a whopping 17 consecutive Test series at home proving their mettle in home conditions. The India series was touted as the ‘final frontier’ for England ahead of the start of the series as they last won a Test series in India in 2012.

Bazball was the talk of the town ahead of the five-match rubber and England managed to find momentum with a special victory in the 1st Test. However, India bounced back to win the next three matches in a row to clinch the series 3-1.

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