Pakistan top ICC WTC standings after rain denies India a clean sweep of two-match Test series against West Indies

India's win-loss percentage slipped from a perfect 100 per cent to 66.67 after the drawn second Test.

Pakistan are currently in Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series | GettyTeam India registered a 1-0 series victory over West Indies after the fifth and final day of the second Test got washed out due to incessant rain at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.

In what was their first assignment in the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-25 cycle, the tourists needed eight wickets to win the second Test while defending 365 in the fourth innings.

However, rain played spoilsport on Day 5 to deny the Rohit Sharma-led side a clean sweep of the two-match series.

The drawn Trinidad Test caused India to relinquish their previously impeccable 100 per cent win-loss record in the new WTC cycle. On the other hand, this result benefitted Pakistan as they climbed to the top of the ICC World Test Championship standings.

Notably, the Babar Azam-led side secured a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first Test at Galle, becoming only team in the new cycle without a defeat. Pakistan are looking to keep their perfect record intact as they bundled out Sri Lanka for a paltry 166 on the opening day of the second Test in Colombo and then raced to 145/2 in just 28.3 overs until stumps.

After India's draw against the West Indies, their win-loss percentage slipped from a perfect 100 per cent to 66.67, which also pushed them to the second spot in the updated WTC standings.

The reigning WTC champions, Australia, currently occupy the third position followed by England and West Indies and in the fourth and fifth spots respectively. Other teams are yet to open their campaign in the new ​​WTC cycle.

(With ANI Inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 25 Jul, 2023

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