Dubai, 30 December: India has kept itself in the running to play in the final of next year’s World Test Championship (WTC) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) by winning the Melbourne Test. According to the release released on Wednesday, India is in the second place in the points table. India scored 30 points with an eight-wicket victory in Melbourne. The team retained the second position with 72.2 percentage points from 390 points. Despite losing in the Boxing Day Test against India and fines for slow over rate, Australia’s team is on top. The team has 76.6 percentage points from 322 points.
New Zealand has consolidated their position in third place with a 101-run win over Pakistan in the first Test on Wednesday. The team got 60 points and 66.7 percentage points from this win. The ICC tweeted on Wednesday, “New Zealand has kept itself in the race to play in the final of the ICC World Test Championship.” England and Pakistan are in the top five in the World Test Championship table.
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After the end of the league phase, the two top-ranked teams will play in the final on the basis of percentage points. Each series of the league consists of 120 points. Based on this, equal points are distributed for each match of the series. These range from 60 for each match in a series of two tests to 24 for each match in a five-match Test series.
India is at the top on points basis, but the ICC revised the points system last month after disruptions in the international cricket season due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. Now the decision of the top two teams will be based on percentage points.
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