Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in the first match of the two-match Test series. With this win, Pakistan has gained tremendously in the ICC World Test Championship points table. Before the start of the first match, the fourth-placed Pakistan team has moved up to third place, while Pakistan’s victory has also benefited India and the team has now moved from fifth to fourth position in the table.
After defeating Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in the first match, Pakistan has gained almost 6 percentage points and the team now has 58.33 percentage points. Pakistan’s team is third after South Africa and Australia. While Sri Lanka defeated Australia in the second Test to finish third, but after losing to Pakistan, the team has now slipped to the sixth position with a loss of three straight places. Sri Lanka now has 48.15 percentage points.
South Africa is currently at the top of the World Test Championship 2021-23 points table with 71.43 percentage points. Australia, which has been at the top for a long time, is in second place with 70.0 percentage points.
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In the ICC World Test Championship points table, West Indies are at fifth place with 50 percentage points. England (33.33 percentage points) are at 7th, Test champions New Zealand (25.93 percentage points) 8th and Bangladesh (13.33 percentage points) are at 9th position. Barring West Indies, the chances of the other three teams reaching the finals are now negligible.