Australia on Thursday defeated South Africa by an innings and 182 runs in the second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, Australia had taken a 386-run lead, after having declared their first innings at 575/8. Cameron Green had taken his first five-wicket haul as he was bowled out for 189 in the first innings. With the series in the bag, Australia further stamped their authority at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table.
Here’s the updated ICC World Test Championship points table after Australia’s win over in the second Test:
The Pat Cummins-led Australia remains top of the points table with a win percentage of 78.57. They can further improve their win percentage if they beat South Africa in the third and final Test.
India, following their 2-0 series win over Bangladesh last week, remains second. They have a win percentage of 58.93, ahead of a four-match Test series against Australia on home soil next year. If India could win three of those four games, they will comfortably book a spot in the World Test Championship final next year.
Sri Lanka and South Africa exchange places and are now third and fourth with a win percentage of 53.3 and 50, respectively.