Sri Lanka Leapfrog India To Reach Top Spot In World Test Championship Points Table. Here’s How | Cricket News

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Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 187 runs within the first Test at Galle© AFP

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 187 runs within the 1st Test match at Galle to take the lead within the sequence. Chasing a troublesome fourth innings goal of 348 runs to win the match, the vacationers had been bowled out for 160 runs within the second innings to present the Lankans their first win of the second cycle of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC). The victory was arrange by Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who scored an imposing century within the first innings (147) and adopted it up with a high quality knock of 83 runs within the second innings. Ramesh Mendis was the choose of the bowlers with 7 wickets within the match whereas Lasith Embuldeniya picked up a 5-wicket haul  within the second innings broke the again of the Windies batting.

As a results of this win Sri Lanka has climbed to the highest of the World Test Championship factors desk. ICC on Thursday shared a photograph of the WTC factors desk because it stands presently, with the caption, “Sri Lanka on  prime. The ICC #WTC23 factors desk after the primary #SLvWI Test.”

The Lankans leapfrogged India, regardless of having solely one Test win below their belt as in comparison with India’s two, which got here on the unfinished tour of England. This is as a result of Sri Lanka have a better proportion of factors (PCT), which is 100% as they’ve received the one Test they’ve performed thus far on this cycle.

India have received two Tests, misplaced one and drawn one, which places their PCT at 54.17, Pakistan are third as they’ve a PCT  of fifty, having received 1 and misplaced 1 of the 2 matches they’ve performed. The desk standings would change relying upon the results of the primary Test between New Zealand and India,  which is presently underway in Kanpur.

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