Here’s how India’s loss against SA affected the WTC points table

The table looks a lot different after Team India’s crushing defeat at the Wanderers on Thursday.

The Proteas registered their first points of the year after they defeated the visitors by seven wickets at Wanderers. Skipper Dean Elgar led from the end and took his side to victory by scoring an unbeaten 96 off 188 deliveries which comprises of 10 boundaries.

After the win, the Proteas have levelled the series by 1-1 and are up and running to play the series decider at Cape Town from January 11.

The ICC World Test Championship points table looks a lot different after the Proteas won comprehensively at Johannesburg on Day 4.

The 2021-23 cycle of the WTC will be based on the percentage of points. For every win a team is awarded 12 points (100%), 6 points for a tie (50%), 4 points for a draw (33.33%) and zero for a loss.

Additionally, points are deducted for maintaining slow over rate. One point is deducted for each over short.

After the Johannesburg win, the Proteas have got 50% points. They are currently poised at No.5 in the table which was earlier held by Bangladesh who created history by defeating the Kiwis in their home soil. Bangladesh are currently standing at No.6 in the table.

Team India are currently standing at the No.4 position in the table with 55.21%. The Men in Blue have won 4 out of 8 games and have lost and drawn 2 each.

The Aussies standing tall in the table with a 100% due to their outstanding performance in the ongoing Ashes series. The Kangaroos have won the first three test matches and are currently playing the fourth one at the SCG. The Aussies are followed by Sri Lanka (100%) and Pakistan (75%).