ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Points Table 2023-25 (Updated) After IND vs ENG 1st Test

Updated: 28 January 2024

WTC Points table 2023-25
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ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Points Table 2023-2025 Updated After IND vs ENG 1st Test: In a memorable victory in Hyderabad, England, led by Tom Hartley’s stellar performance with seven wickets in the second innings, England took a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series against India. In an impressive display of batting prowess, Pope played a monumental innings, scoring 150 runs off 212 balls, including 17 boundaries. India slips 5th in WTC points table 2023-25

His resilient performance formed the backbone of England’s innings as they reached 350 runs in 85.4 overs. The 7th wicket partnership between OJ Pope and Rehan Ahmed contributed significantly, adding 50 runs in 75 balls. At 88.1 overs, England demonstrated their resilience by taking the new ball, reaching the Drinks break at 388/7 in 93.0 overs, with Pope spearheading the innings with 179 runs.

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The drama continued as the 8th wicket partnership flourished, with Pope and Hartley combining forces to amass another 50 runs in just 65 balls. England reached the 400-run mark in 95.3 overs, facing a total of 579 balls, with extras contributing 30 runs. The intensity heightened in Over 101.1 as India challenged a decision through a review, ultimately resulting in the dismissal of Pope, a pivotal moment before England reached an innings break at 420/10 in 102.1 overs.

Following the innings break, England strategically initiated a review at Over 5.1, contesting a decision against Jaiswal, but the decision was upheld. Meanwhile, India faced their own challenges, reaching 48/2 in 15.2 overs, with Sharma and KL Rahul at the crease during the drinks break. India’s 50 runs were achieved in 15.6 overs, setting the stage for an intriguing battle against England’s bowling attack. The review drama continued as India contested decisions in Over 17.5, highlighting the competitive spirit of the match.

Dynamic Duo: Pope and Hartley Shine in Bat and Bowl

Approaching tea time, KL Rahul and Axar Patel steered India to a score of 95/3 in 29.0 overs. The 100-run mark was achieved in 31.4 overs, utilizing a total of 190 balls, with 7 runs coming from extras. In the 32.4th over, India raised the stakes by challenging a decision through a review, but the umpires upheld KL Rahul’s wicket. The tension continued into the 41.4th over when England also opted for a review against R. Ashwin, resulting in the umpires confirming the decision.

England staged an incredible comeback after appearing down and out on the third day’s evening. Ollie Pope, along with the lower-order batsmen, propelled England into the lead, setting India a target of 231. However, the Indian batters struggled in the chase, getting bundled out for 202, resulting in a 28-run victory for England.

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The outstanding performance from the English bowlers played a pivotal role in securing the win and giving them a 1-0 lead in the series. England takes the first victory in the five-match series, putting to rest any doubts about the effectiveness of ‘Bazball’ in India.

Updated ICC World Test Championship Points Table (2023-2025):

PosTeamMWonLostDrawPointsPCTSeries
1Australia106316655.003
2South Africa21101250.01
3New Zealand21101250.01
4Bangladesh21101250.01
5India52212643.333*
6Pakistan52302236.662
7England5221915.02
8West Indies41211611.112
9Bangladesh2020011.01
Source: WTC