Test Championship Table: As many as six teams have played a Test match in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship.
Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had recently shared a suggestion regarding how Test cricket can be sustained in the times of T20 leagues around the world. In the interview, Tendulkar’s main idea was to make cricket’s ancestral format intriguing for one and all.
The 46-year old would be relieved with how Test cricket has entertained audiences across the globe in the last 24 hours or so.
August 22 had witnessed as many as three Test matches starting in Colombo, Leeds and Antigua. Ben Stokes’ heroic efforts saw England clinching a nerve-wrecking 1-wicket victory in Leeds yesterday. It all had come down to a 76-run stand for the 10th wicket between Stokes and England spinner Jack Leach.
Test cricket is the greatest sport on earth
— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) August 25, 2019
England’s victory was followed by India registering their biggest overseas victory against West Indies at North Sound. While India’s match wasn’t as intriguing as the one at Headingley, an inspired spell from fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah on Day 4 ended up becoming the highlight.
Talking about the Sri Lanka-New Zealand match, incessant rain on the first two days had pushed the results of the match towards a draw. However, New Zealand’s bowlers dismissing the hosts on 122 in 70.2 overs saw them drawing level the series 1-1.
ICC World Test Championship Table
With all the series being played as part of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, the points table has seen three teams getting off the mark. Currently, India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka have 60 points under their belt. While India have played a lone Test match, New Zealand and Sri Lanka have played two matches each.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) August 26, 2019
Having played three Tests each, both Australia and England have all won, loss and been part of a drawn match each. The two teams have 32 points to their name. West Indies, who lost the only match that they have played, are yet to get off the mark.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 26, 2019
South Africa, Bangladesh and Pakistan are yet to debut in the World Test Championship.