Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Following a heartbreaking loss against England in the first Test, India bounced back strongly to win over England in the second Test of the five-match series. The hosts registered the victory by a huge margin of 106 runs in Vizag.

With the emphatic victory, India leveled the five-match Test series by 1-1. The hosts also made a huge jump in the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-2025 standings.

India have now jumped three places to reclaim the second place in the WTC points table. Earlier, the 28-run loss in the series opener in Hyderabad last week dropped India to fifth place. 

Following their victory in the second Test, India’s point percentage has gone up to 52.77. Meanwhile, England slipped to the eighth spot with a point percentage of 25. 2023 World Cup winner Australia continue to hold the top spot with a point percentage of 55.

The top half of the table remains highly competitive, with five teams separated by a mere 5% in point percentage.

Notably, promising batters Yashasvi Jaiswal (209) and Shubman Gill (104) were the key performers for India with a double century and century respectively in the second Test match against England. Man of the match Jasprit Bumrah (9/91) was the star performer with the ball.