WTC 2023-25 standings – Australia climb to the top of WTC points table after SCG win


Australia reached the top of the 2023-25 ​​World Test Championship points table with their eight-wicket win over Pakistan In Sydney. They now have 56.25% points from eight tests. Pakistan, who lost the series 3-0, are now sixth with 36.66% points.
India was in the lead after its seven-wicket win over South Africa in Cape Town, but their stay lasted only two days. They are now second with 54.16% points from four tests. South Africa, meanwhile, fell to third place, tied with New Zealand and Bangladesh. The three teams have 50% of points in their two respective matches.
Four teams were in action over Boxing Day and New Year: India, South Africa, Pakistan and Australia. South Africa won in Centurion hammering India by an innings and 32 runs in three days with Dean Elgar leading the way in his farewell series. India, however, came back strongly by dismantling South Africa in Cape Town in what proved to be the Shortest completed test ever.
The two Australia-Pakistan Tests in Melbourne and Sydney slowed down a bit, but it was the hosts who kept their composure. Australia survived a scare at the MCG when Pakistan, after 317 in the fourth innings, had moved to 219 for 5. But captain Pat Cummins came to his team's rescue and eventually, Australia won by 79 runs. In Sydney, they bid farewell to Test cricket's David Warner with another victory.

West Indies (16.67%), England (15%) and Sri Lanka (0%) occupy the bottom three places.

Current world Test champions Australia will have the opportunity to further strengthen their position later this month when they host West Indies for two Tests. Runners-up India will play a five-Test home Test series against England beginning on January 25 in Hyderabad. England have recorded two wins, two defeats and a draw in the Ashes but have just nine points to show for as they were penalized 19 runs for slow overtaking.

South Africa's next mission is a two-match Test series in New Zealand in February, but they have chosen a second-row team for that.



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