ICC World Test Championship points table: Australia consolidates second spot after New Zealand series sweep

With a victory against New Zealand, Australia not only solidified its hold on the second spot, but it also inched closer to table-topper India.

The Australian team poses with the Trans-Tasman Trophy after winning the series against New Zealand 3-0 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday.

The Australian team poses with the Trans-Tasman Trophy after winning the series against New Zealand 3-0 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday.   -  AFP

Australia pulled off a convincing 279-run win against New Zealand, on Monday, to round off its summer with a 3-0 series sweep.

With this victory, the side not only solidified its hold on the second spot in the ICC World Test Championship points table, but also inched closer to India, reducing the gap to just 64 points from the initial 244, prior to the series against the Kiwis.

Virat Kohli and Co. last beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs to complete a 2-0 clean sweep in a two-match Test series in November, last year. It was India's fifth straight Test win at home this season.

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Third-placed Pakistan has 80 points, followed by Sri Lanka with as many points. While New Zealand, England and South Africa occupy the next three slots, West Indies and Bangladesh at the bottom of the pile, are yet to register a point.

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World Test Championship (Points table)

India: 360 (Matches: 7 Won: 7 Lost: 0 Drawn: 0)

Australia: 296 (Matches: 10 Won: 7 Lost: 2 Drawn: 1)

Pakistan: 80 (Matches: 4 Won: 1 Lost: 2 Drawn: 1)

Sri Lanka: 80 (Matches: 4 Won: 1 Lost: 2 Drawn: 1)

New Zealand: 60 (Matches: 5 Won: 1 Lost: 4 Drawn: 0)

England: 56 (Matches: 6 Won: 2 Lost: 3 Drawn: 1)

South Africa: 30 (Matches: 4 Won: 1 Lost: 3 Drawn: 0)

West Indies: 0 (Matches: 2 Won: 0 Lost: 2 Drawn: 0)

Bangladesh: 0 (Matches: 2 Won: 0 Lost: 2 Drawn: 0)

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