Point table of World Test Championship 2019: India registered a comprehensive victory in the second Test against South Africa.
During the fourth day of the second Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Pune, India beat South Africa by an innings and 137 runs to gain an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series.
Having registered another comprehensive victory, India proved to be too good for the inexperienced visiting team. Other than the victory being the biggest for India against South Africa, it also meant that India have become the first team to win 11 consecutive Test series at home.
Loving the way India is playing. It is time the world acknowledges that India is the best test team at the moment.
We have been superb in all aspects of the game and proved ourselves. Kudos to @imVkohli and the team management!#INDvsSA pic.twitter.com/PfC1O6jwvo
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) October 13, 2019
In what was his 26th Test century, India captain Virat Kohli was declared the Man of the Match for scoring his career-best Test score on the second day of the match. Remaining unbeaten, Kohli scored 254* (336) with the help of 33 fours and two sixes.
Point table of World Test Championship 2019
Having won the match, India have continued their unbeaten streak in the ICC World Test Championship. It is worth mentioning that they are the only team which has played a Test but hasn’t lost one in the tournament till now.
India had won 120 points after whitewashing (2-0) West Indies in West Indies earlier this year. Having won the second Test against South Africa, India have gained an additional 40 points now. With a total of 200 points under their belt, India have retained their top position in the points table.
With 60 points to their name, both New Zealand and Sri Lanka are below India. With a 100-point difference from the second-ranked team, India sure have dominated the tournament till now.
The reason why India have won 40 points for a win instead of 60 is because this is a three-match series as compared to a two-match series in West Indies. Each series in the World Test Championship will be worth 120 points. The points for each victory will be 120 divided by number of matches to be played in the series.