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ICC World Test Championship: England Move To Third Place Earning 40 Points

July 21, 2020

Written By,

Ankit Seth

The newest ICC World Test Championship had created a thrill among the cricket fans around the world. However, the current pandemic situation has dampened this thrill. The England vs West Indies series has again lifted up the spirit of the avid cricket fans.

The outcome for the England and West Indies 2nd Test is in the books. England, after getting a four-wicket defeat in the primary Test in Southampton; beat England convincingly in the 2nd Test in Manchester to degree the collection 1-1. Ben Stokes, who scored 176 runs in the primary innings and adopted it up with an unbeaten 78 runs in the 2nd innings; was the star of the present, alongside seamer Stuart Broad; who picked up three wickets on the ultimate day to rattle Windies batting line-up.

But now that the collection is leveled, there’s a greater query to handle too. On the bigger scheme of issues, how does England win affect the points desk and what does it imply for the hosts?

Since all of the collection underneath the present World Test Championship cycle are whole value 120 points; every match in the continuing collection between England and West Indies is value 40 points. This signifies that England gained a priceless 40 points after Manchester win, and have now climbed to the third place in the desk with a complete of 186 points.

India is on the top of the table

England is solely behind table-toppers India, who’re sitting fairly on prime with 360 points; and Australia who’s in the 2nd place with 296 points. West Indies are at the moment positioned in seventh place with 40 points. At the moment have a mountain of a process forward of them to push in the direction of the highest 4 spots.

Meanwhile, Windies captain Jason Holder after the defeat expressed his disappointment: The results are disappointing for them. They have let them down. England played a good game of cricket so they deserve all the credit. They could have stretched the game yesterday, but that’s when they let them down and lost wickets in clusters. England bowlers challenged their batters a lot, stuck to their tasks, and held their lengths. Holder has stated in the post-match presentation ceremony.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth