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Sri Lanka claim fourth spot on WTC points table after 2-0 series win over Bangladesh


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Sri Lanka have claimed the fourth spot on the World Test Championship (WTC) points table after hammering Bangladesh by 192 runs within the second Test and claiming the two-match series 2-0.

The win has given a serious increase to Sri Lanka’s PCT (Points Percentage System). Their PCT earlier than the beginning of the second Test was 33.33 however has now spiked to 50.00.

They are solely behind New Zealand (third), Australia (second) and India (first) on the ladder. On the opposite hand, the series loss by the hands of the Dhananjaya de Silva-led aspect has harm Bangladesh.

The Bangla Tigers went into the second Test with a PCT of 33.33 and the heavy defeat in Chattogram has dented their PCT because it now stands at 25.00.

World Test Championship 2023-25 Points Table













Rank Teams Matches Wins Losses Draw Points PCT
1. India 9 6 2 1 74 68.51
2. Australia 12 8 3 1 90 62.50
3. New Zealand 6 3 3 0 36 50.00
4. Sri Lanka 4 2 2 0 24 50.00
5. Pakistan 5 2 3 0 22 36.66
6. West Indies 4 1 2 1 16 33.33
7. Bangladesh 4 1 3 0 15 25.00
8. South Africa 4 1 3 0 12 25.00
9. England 10 3 6 1 21 17.50


 

The second Test belonged solely to Sri Lanka. They posted 531 on the board as six of their gamers registered half-centuries. Bangladesh, in reply, folded for 178 below relentless stress utilized by Asitha Fernando who bagged a four-wicket haul.

Despite having the choice to implement a follow-on, Sri Lanka determined in opposition to it and batted once more. They added 157 extra runs to their lead and set a frightening goal of 511 for the hosts to win the competition. Fifties by Mominul Haque (50) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (81*) ensured Bangladesh batted higher however not nicely sufficient to chase the goal down.

The Najmul Hossain Shanto-led aspect bought packed for 318. Lahiru Kumara was the stand-out bowler for the guests within the second innings. He bagged 4/50 and led Bangladesh’s demolition job. Kamindu Mendis was awarded the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series honour.

 



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