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ICC World Test Championship: Updated Points Table After India-South Africa 3rd Test

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South Africa on Friday thrashed India by seven wickets in Cape Town to gain useful 12 points in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship. They currently have 24 points from three matches with two wins and one defeat.

The Proteas came into day 4 needing only 112 runs to win and seven wickets in hand. Young Keegan Petersen, who has been South Africa’s most successful batter in the series, once again steered the run chase along with Rassie van der Dussen.

He played some fine shots to reach his half-century. Just when he was looking good to reach the three-digit landmark, Petersen (82) chopped on onto his stumps off Shardul Thakur. Indian captain Virat Kohli tried all his tricks but apart from a couple of misses here and there, the Proteas didn’t give anything to the Indian bowlers.

Dussen (41*) and Temba Bavuma (32*) remained unbeaten as South Africa went home convincingly within a session and a half on day 4 at Newlands.

As a result, the home side came back from a 1-0 defeat to win back to back matches to seal the series 2-1. With this victory, the Proteas are at No. 5 in the updated ICC World Test Championship points table with a points percentage of 66.66 (percentage of total points won). They have 24 points to their credit following two wins against India from three Tests.

India are in the fourth position, with 53 points from 10 Tests and points percentage of 49.07. Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan currently occupy the top three slots, while West Indies and England are at the bottom of the WTC points table.

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