ICC World Test Championship: India continues to be at top

England’s 135-run victory in the final and fifth Ashes Test at the Oval on Sunday has helped it draw level with Australia in ICC World Test Championship with both England and Australia on 56 points

ICC World Test Championship: India continues to be at top

NH Sports Bureau

England's 135-run victory in the final and fifth Ashes Test at the Oval on Sunday has helped it draw level with Australia in the ICC World Test Championship with both England and Australia on 56 points.

Team India led by Virat Kohli continues to top the tally with 120 points following a 2-0 win against West Indies in the recently concluded Test Series. Sri Lanka and New Zealand are the other two sides with 60 points each.

According to the World Test Championship guidelines, one win in a two-Test series guarantees 60 points. But in a five-match series, such as The Ashes, a team can earn only 24 points for a win; eight points for a draw.

Australia and England were at their best in The Ashes. Both the teams recorded two wins each and thereby have 56 points.

Meanwhile the Caribbean are yet to get off the mark.

World Test Championship (Points table)

India: 120 (Matches: 2 Won: 2 Lost: 0 Drawn: 0)

New Zealand: 60 (Matches: 2 Won: 1 Lost: 1 Drawn: 0)

Sri Lanka: 60 (Matches: 2 Won: 1 Lost: 1 Drawn: 0)

Australia: 56 (Matches: 5 Won: 2 Lost: 2 Drawn: 0)

England: 56 (Matches: 5 Won: 2 Lost: 2 Drawn: 0)

West Indies: 0 (Matches: 2 Won: 0 Lost: 2 Drawn: 0)

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