Australia, India retain top two spots in WTC standings after draw in 3rd Test


Australia and India on Monday held on to their top two positions in the World Test Championship (WTC) standings following the engrossing draw in the third Test right here.

The Indian batting unit displayed large grit because it held on for a memorable draw in opposition to Australia in the third Test to depart the collection levelled at 1-1 with one sport to go at Brisbane.

India’s outstanding present noticed them keep marginally forward of third-placed New Zealand in the WTC factors tally.

“An incredible battle in Sydney has helped both teams retain the top two spots in the ICC World Test Championship standings. A difference of 0.2 per cent between India and New Zealand,” ICC wrote on its twitter deal with.

New Zealand had earlier achieved the primary place in the ICC Test Team Rankings for the primary time in historical past following their clean-sweep of Pakistan and West Indies.

Both Australia and India bagged 10 factors every after the draw, which helped the guests grow to be the primary workforce to the touch the 400-point mark in the WTC desk.

India, nonetheless, remained on the second spot behind Australia as positions are actually being decided by the proportion of factors received.

Hanuma Vihari, battling a hamstring tear, batted for 160 balls for his 23, whereas Ravichandran Ashwin performed 128 balls scoring 39 because the duo wore down Australia by batting for 42.four overs for a 62-run stand.

This was after Rishabh Pant (97 off 118 balls) and Cheteshwar Pujara (77 off 205 balls) had produced a tremendous 148-run stand to lift hopes of a win whereas chasing a herculean goal of 407.

India ultimately completed on 334 for five in 131 overs when the stumps had been drawn for the ultimate time. The fourth and remaining Test begins on the Gabba, Brisbane on January 15.


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