WTC points table: Australia loses top spot to South Africa, India slips to fourth

WTC points table: Australia surrendered their top spot as Pat Cummins and Co on Monday. Gale suffered an humiliating innings defeat.

WTC point table: Australia on Monday surrendered their top spot as Pat Cummins and co. Gaul suffered an humiliating innings defeat. In the second Test, the visitors lost by an innings and 39 runs to see the series end 1-1. The result means that South Africa has moved to the top of the position, and India has dropped to fourth place. Follow the World Test Championship live update on Insidesport.IN

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WTC points table: Australia lost to South Africa after an innings defeat in Galle, Sri Lanka in third place, India in fourth place – see full standing

Australia’s defeat in Galle on Sunday saw them drop to second place in the World Test Championship standings. Pat Cummins had 77.78 pcs in the Tests, but the loss took them to 70. This is less than South Africa’s pride, with Dean Elgar’s team winning 71.43% in their game.

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, is third in the WTC points table, ahead of India and Pakistan. Their series parity win has taken their PCT numbers to 54%. India and Pakistan are now 5th and 6th with the shortest margin, both with 52% points.

The points table of the World Test Championship

WTC points table: Australia lost to South Africa after an innings defeat in Galle, Sri Lanka in third place, India in fourth place - see full standing

WTC points table: Australia lost to South Africa after an innings defeat in Galle, Sri Lanka in third place, India in fourth place – see full standing

Earlier, India slipped after losing to England at Edgbaston last week. Australia climbed to the top after winning the first Test against Sri Lanka, but lost to second place on Monday. The Lankans now have more chances to make up for the loss and put pressure on Australia and the rest against Pakistan at home. The South African-led England line-up has a tour, while the Proteas will also tour Australia later this year.

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