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India become No. 1 in World Test Championship points table

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India moved to the top of the

World Test Championship

(WTC) points table after it was updated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday following Australia's win over New Zealand in the Wellington Test.
A points percentage of 64.58 took India to the number one position in the table, followed by New Zealand, who have a point percentage of 60.00.
Australia are in the third spot now and their points percentage stands at 59.09.

They won the first Test against New Zealand by 172 runs


(Photo courtesy: ICC website)

Leading the ongoing five-Test home series against England with an unassailable scoreline of 3-1, India can further solidify their position at the top of WTC table if they manage to win the fifth and final Test in Dharamsala, beginning March 7.
In eight Tests India have played in the ongoing WTC cycle, Rohit Sharma & Co have registered five wins, two losses and one draw. Australia have played the maximum Tests (11) so far in the current cycle.
According to the WTC points system, 12 points are awarded for a win, 6 for a tie and 4 for a draw. However, the teams are ranked accourding to percentage of points.
The two teams that finish on the top will play the final in Lord's next year.

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