ICC Test Championship Point Table: England defeated West Indies last night to maintain their stellar record at the Old Trafford.
England and Ben Stokes (in particular) defeated West Indies by 113 runs to stage a comeback in the ongoing three-match Test series against West Indies in Manchester.
From declaring at the right time in the morning session of Day 5 to bundling out the opposition for 198 in 70.1 overs, England utilized their resources to the best to ensure that they stand a chance to regain the Wisden Trophy going into the third Test at the same venue.
Whatever Ben stokes is eating lately I need that 😩
— Andile Phehlukwayo (@andileluck19) July 20, 2020
In what is his ninth such award in this format, vice-captain Stokes was rightly awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his game-changing performance with both the bat and the ball today. Apart from Stokes, the likes of opening batsman Dom Sibley (120) and veteran seamer Stuart Broad (38-12-108-6) also did well for the hosts.
ICC Test Championship Point Table
England (186), who were earlier at the fourth position behind India (360), Australia (296) and New Zealand (180) in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship points table, have replaced New Zealand at the third position after receiving 40 points for a victory at Old Trafford last night.
Having played a maximum of 11 matches in the tournament so far, England need to continue collecting points for only the first two team on the points table will qualify for the next round, i.e., the final match.
Positive cricket by England earns them the Chocolates.. great comeback #ENGvWI Congratulations.. now looking forward to the decider 😀
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) July 21, 2020
While Pakistan (140) and Sri Lanka (80) are at the fifth and sixth position respectively, South Africa and Bangladesh are at the bottom of the table on the back of 24 and no points to their name respectively. West Indies, meanwhile, continue to be at the seventh position.