World Test Championship points table updated: India fourth behind Pakistan due to over-rate penalty

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India slipped to fourth on the World Test Championship (WTC) points table after being docked two points by the ICC for slow over-rate during its seven-wicket defeat against England in the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston on Tuesday.

The ICC announced that the India has also been fined 40% of its match fee for the offence. After the penalty, India is on 75 points (point percentage of 52.08), a rung below Pakistan (52.38%).

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With six games still left for India in this WTC cycle – four against Australia at home in early 2023 and two against Bangladesh away later this year – it can reach a maximum PCT (percentage of points won) of 68.05.

The Rohit Sharma-led side’s final hopes will, therefore, also hinge on the performances of South Africa and Pakistan in their upcoming tours.

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India fell short by two overs after time allowances were taken into consideration, and was hence docked two WTC points.

Pos Team Matches Won Lost Drawn Points Penalty PCT
1 Australia 9 6 0 3 84   77.78
2 South Africa 7 5 2 0 60   71.43
3 Pakistan 7 3 2 2 44   52.38
4 India 12 6 4 2 75 -5 52.08
5 West Indies 9 4 3 1 54 -2 50.00
6 Sri Lanka 7 3 3 1 40   47.62
7 England 16 5 7 4 64 -12 33.33
8 New Zealand 9 2 6 1 28   25.93
9 Bangladesh 10 1 8 1 16   13.33

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