Ahmedabad: India have knocked England out of contention from the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final in June. This happened after India defeated England by 10 wickets in the day-night Test here Thursday. The victory has propelled the hosts to the top of the standings, but has not guaranteed them a place in the final yet. If India win or draw the fourth Test against England, then only will they face New Zealand in the final. The game starts March 4.
The Black Caps have already qualified and are placed second in the latest list. They have 70 percentage points. “England have dropped to 64.1 percentage points on the points table, which is now led by India with 71 percentage points,” the ICC stated. “England are out of the race for a place in the final of the ICC World Test Championship after losing the third Test against India in Ahmedabad,” it added.
England, who are now 1-2 down in the four-match series, needed to win 3-1 to play the June 18-22 final.
If India lose the final Test then Australia, who are in third place with 69.2 percentage points, will sneak in to make the final. Before the thumping win here inside two days, India were second in the table.