What does the SCG test between Australia and South Africa mean for India in the final race of the WTC

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India and Sri Lanka were the big winners from an ICC World Test Championship perspective as the third and final Test between Australia and South Africa ended in a slight draw in Sydney on Sunday. . Proteas’ batters ended up showing some skirmishes against SCG and Australia’s epic bowling alley didn’t take advantage as the rain-affected match ended without a whimper.

That means Australia must wait until their upcoming series against India away to secure a spot in the World Test Championship final, with the current leaders missing out. opportunity to strengthen their position.

While Australia maintains its lead in the standings and is almost certain to make it to the finals, Pat Cummins’ team has fallen close to the chase thanks to a draw in Sydney.

Australia won the series 2-0, but their failure to capitalize on another dominant performance with the sticks – and Sydney’s fickle weather – brought their point rate down to 75.56 % after the Test.

India’s chances of reaching the second consecutive final are increased as Rohit Sharma’s men continue to take second place on the standings with 58.93 percentage points, while Sri Lanka also stands at third place with 53.33%.


Just like Australia, South Africa also dropped a valuable percentage with Proteas (48.72%) remaining in fourth place and their hopes of reaching the final stop at the upcoming series on home yard in front of the West Indies.

But South Africa’s chances will also depend on the other teams, with victory in both of those Tests against the Caribbean team required and another set of results coming their way being the team’s only hope. Dean Elgar’s shadow after a disappointing tour in Australia.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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