Updated WTC Points Table After England’s Series Win Over South Africa: South Africa’s Grip On 2nd Spot Weakens After Another Slip-up

England defeated South Africa by 9 wickets in the decisive third Test match at Kennington Oval to seal the three-game streak against the guests 2-1. Notably, the Proteas had won the first Test with an innings and 12 runs before England made a good comeback in the second game, sealing it with an innings and 85 runs. A defeat in the second game saw guests South Africa lose their top spot to Australia in the World Test Championship points list, while the Proteas consolidated their second place after losing in the third Test to England.

With six wins in ten games in the current cycle, the Proteas have 72 points and a points percentage of 60. Meanwhile, England remain 7th with 38.6 percent points won.

Australia continues to hold the top spot in the table, winning 70 percent of the points offered to them. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka is in third place (53.33) and India in fourth place (52.08).

Pakistan is fifth with 51.85 percentage points, followed by the West Indies (50) and England.

New Zealand (25.93) and Bangladesh (13.33) round out the rest of the table.

In the third Test match between England and South Africa at Kennigton Oval, the hosts defeated South Africa by a margin of nine wicket, taking a 2-1 series win in just over two days of action.

English skipper Ben Stokes won the toss and chose to bowl first in the match. South Africa were bundled for 118 runs, thanks to Ollie Robinson’s 5 for 49 and Stuart Broad’s 4 for 41.

England then took a 40-run lead in the first innings with the help of Ollie Pope’s 67-run knock coming from 77 balls. For South Africa, Marco Jansen took 5 for 35 and Kagiso Rabada returned 4 for 81.


South Africa could only put up 169 runs in their second innings as Stuart Broad (3 for 45), Ben Stokes (3 for 39), James Anderson (2 for 37) and Ollie Robinson (2 for 40) were among the wickets .

After chasing 130 runs in the final innings of the game, England reached home in just 22.3 overs with the help of Zak Crawley’s 69 not out from 57 balls.

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