WTC 2021-23: South Africa suffered a double blow after losing the second Test, it will also affect India

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  • England come back after losing the first test match
  • Ben Stokes scored a century in the second Test
  • The third and decisive test of the series will be played in London from September 12

WTC 2021-23: In the second match of the ongoing test series between England and South Africa, England came from behind and won the match by one innings and 85 runs. This defeat dealt a double blow to the South African team. First, they suffered a humiliating defeat and second, South Africa also lost the top position in the World Test Championship points table. There have been major changes in the World Test Championship points table after this match.

South Africa fell to number two

Following this loss, South Africa’s winning percentage has risen to 66.67 and they have now slipped to second place in the points table. Although England have not benefited much from this victory, despite the improvement in winning percentage, they are still in seventh place in the points table. The third and decisive game of the series will now be played in London from September 12. Australia is the one that has benefited the most from England’s victory. Australia has a winning percentage of 70.0% and has a strong claim for a place in the final.

What is the condition of India?

India is fourth in the World Test Championship points table. India has played 12 matches in the 2021-23 World Test Championship so far, in which they won six matches and lost four matches while two matches were drawn. If we talk about the rest of the teams, then Sri Lanka is at number three with a winning percentage of 53.33. Pakistan is at number five, West Indies is at number six. Defending champion New Zealand is at number eight, while Bangladesh is in last position. India will now play its next test match against Bangladesh in November. The 2021-23 World Test Championship Final will be played on March 31 next year at Lord’s.

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How can India reach the final?

India still has a chance to reach the final of the World Test Championship. India has yet to play two test series. A four match test series will be played against Australia and two test matches against Bangladesh. If India wins all the matches, their chances of reaching the final will increase significantly.

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