Australia cement second spot in ICC World Test Championship after 2-0 thrashing of Pakistan

Australia defeated Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs in Adelaide and pocketed series 2-0.

Nathan Lyon picked five wickets to win the game for Australia | GettyAustralia won the second Test at Adelaide Oval against Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs to win the series 2-0 and gained 120 points in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship. This solidified their position at the second spot in the points table, behind leaders India.

Indian team is yet to drop a single Test match, having won all of their seven encounters and have 360 points to their name in the points table after their innings victory in the pink-ball Test against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens.

"Only India have the tools to beat Australia in Australia," tweets Michael Vaughan

Each series of the WTC is worth 120 points, distributed evenly over the number of matches in a series. The points range from 60 points for each match of a two-Test series to 24 for each match of a five-Test series.

Australia had 56 points from the 2-2 draw in the Ashes series 2019 against England. Pakistan could not get any points in their opening series but will get a chance to change that in-home conditions against Sri Lanka when they play a two-Test series from 11 December in Rawalpindi and Karachi.

Pakistan battled hard in Adelaide, but Nathan Lyon’s five wickets took Australia home, as the visitors were bowled out for 239 runs.

ICC World Test Championship points table:

(ICC inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 02 Dec, 2019

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