WTC table: India on top with 14 points after Lord's win

India is followed by Pakistan (12 points), who beat West Indies by 109 runs to level the series on Tuesday.

The rain-forced draw in the opening Test gave India four points and the outright win at Lord's 12 points. However, the team has 14 points in total, instead of 16, as it was docked two points for slow over rate.   -  AP

The Indian cricket team took the top spot in the latest World Test Championship standings with 14 points after its massive 151-run victory over England in the second game of an ongoing five-match series.

The rain-forced draw in the opening Test gave India four points and the outright win at Lord's 12 points. However, the team has 14 points in total, instead of 16, as it was docked two points for slow over rate.

India is followed by Pakistan (12 points), which beat West Indies by 109 runs to level the series.

FOLLOW 3RD TEST DAY 1 LIVE: India vs England 3rd Test HIGHLIGHTS, Day 1: ENG dominate IND with 42-run lead; Burns, Hameed post fifties


The Caribbean side also has 12 points as it had won the opening match of the series and is placed third in the table.

England is placed fourth with two points. They also lost two points, earned from the drawn opening match in Nottingham, because of its slow over rate.

ALSO READ | Shaheen leads Pakistan to 109-run win over West Indies

According to the WTC rules, teams cop one-point penalty for each over short. Each match-win is worth 12 points while a tie gives teams six points. Four points are awarded for a drawn result.

The current WTC cycle will run till 2023. New Zealand became the inaugural champions in June after defeating India in the finals.

For more updates, follow Sportstar on :