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India Slips To 5th In WTC Points Table After 1st Test Defeat Against England

England won the first test match against India, securing a 28-run win after a closely contested battle. Facing a target of 231 runs in the fourth innings, India struggled and was ultimately dismissed for 190 runs. Despite gaining a lead of 190 runs in the first innings, India couldn’t capitalize on their advantage.

Ollie Pope’s remarkable innings of 196 runs in the second innings proved pivotal in giving England a substantial lead of 230 runs. India’s batting struggled when chasing a score of 231. Captain Rohit Sharma was the highest scorer for India in the second innings, contributing 39 runs off 58 balls. Tom Hartley, playing his debut Test match for England, destroyed India’s batting, taking seven wickets for 62 runs in 26.2 overs.

Ollie Pope was rightfully awarded the Player of the Match for his outstanding batting performance. With this victory, England takes a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series, gaining an early advantage.

India Slips To 5th In WTC Points Table After 1st Test Defeat Against England

However, the defeat comes as a setback for India, not only in the series but also in the World Test Championship points table. Following the loss, India slipped from first position to fifth in the World Test Championship points table.

ICC World Test Championship 2023/25 Latest Points Table

Rank Team Points
1 Australia 55.0
2 South Africa 50.0
3 New Zealand 50.0
4 Bangladesh 50.0
5 India 43.33
6 Pakistan 36.66
7 West Indies 33.33
8 England 29.16
9 Sri Lanka 0.0

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