This is the update 2023-2025 World Test Championship (WTC) Scoreboard after West Indies’ victory at Brisbane and England’s at Hyderabad.
Australia holds the top spot on the updated WTC scoreboard
On January 28, 2024, West Indies beat Australia by eight runs in Brisbane – their first victory in the country in 27 years. Later in the day, England overturned a 190-run deficit to complete a 28-run victory over India in Hyderabad.
West Indies’ victory was scripted by Shamar Joseph, who had made his debut earlier in the series and was not even a sure bet after being hit on the boots by Mitchell Starc yorker.
Chasing 216, Australia were comfortably 113-2 when Joseph hit twice in two balls, then twice in three balls, and then, twice in five balls. He finished with 7-68 as Steve Smith carried his wicket with 92.
Despite the defeat, Australia still retains the top spot in the 2023-25 WTC scoreboard. Six wins and a draw from ten Test matches secured them a PCT of 55.
England’s victory was written by Ollie Pope, whose 196 was the only score beyond 50 in the third innings of the Test match, and debutant Tom Hartley, who followed him with 23.2. -131 and 34 with 7-62.
India’s defeat saw them drop three places to 5th position. Their PCT (43.33) after five matches now ranks behind three teams with the same PCT score of 50 – South Africa, New Zealand and Bangladesh. All have played two Test matches.
With 36.67 from five Test matches, Pakistan is in sixth place, slightly ahead of West Indies, who currently have 33.33 from four matches. England’s win did not lead to a change in their ranking – they remained eighth – but their PCT increased to 29.17.
Having lost both Test matches, Sri Lanka are currently languishing at the bottom of the table.
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