India registered a historic win by 7 wickets in the recently concluded second and last Test of the two-match series at the Newlands in Cape Town. The match ended just on the second day as it also got recorded as the shortest-ever Test match in the 147-year-long history of the game.
Meanwhile, India have also gained a big boost in the points table of the World Test Championship 2023-25 as they have now moved to the top spot of the table with this massive win against the Proteas.
In the ongoing 2023-25 cycle of the World Test Championship, India have now earned 26 points with 2 wins in the 4 matches, they played so far, with a defeat and a draw. India have now a points percentage of 54.16.
On the other hand, South Africa are now in the second spot of the table with a win and a defeat in the two matches they played so far, with a percentage of 50.00. Apart from the just-concluded two-match Test series between South Africa and India, Australia and Pakistan are also locking horns in the third and last Test of the three-match series, at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
India on top before their next home Test assignment against England
After losing the first two Tests against Australia, Pakistan have fallen to the sixth spot of the points table with 2 defeats and 2 losses in the 4 matches, they played so far, with a percentage of 45.83. The defending champions of the World Test Championship, Australia are currently placed at the fourth spot of the WTC 2023-25 points table with 4 wins and 2 defeats in the 7 matches so far, including one draw.
Speaking of the action of the remarkable second Test at Cape Town between South Africa and India, the hosts were bundled out at the score of 55 runs followed by India’s collapse-driven 153 in response. Later, with 176 runs in the second innings, South Africa set a target of 79 runs for India in the second innings.
Furthermore, successfully chased down the target for the loss of 3 wickets and won the match to equal the two-match series by 1-1.