ICC World Test Championship Points Table: India on top with 240 points

After beating South Africa 3-0 in the Test series, Virat Kohli and Co. have earned 240 points, maintaining the top spot on the ICC World Test Championship table.

Team India poses with the Freedom Trophy after the conclusion of the Test series against South Africa on Tuesday.

Team India poses with the Freedom Trophy after the conclusion of the Test series against South Africa on Tuesday.   -  Rajeev Bhatt

India skipper Virat Kohli, after the conclusion of the second Test against South Africa had said, "The only way was up." And the 30-year-old has stayed true to his word.

After beating West Indies 2-0 in the two-match Test series in August and September this year, Virat Kohli and Co. followed it up with another series whitewash against the Proteas.

The side won the first Test in Visakhapatnam by 203 runs, second Test in Pune by an innings and 137 runs, before recording an innings and 202 runs victory in Ranchi. The win on Tuesday was the biggest Test victory against South Africa at home. 

Previously on the Carribbean tour, India won in Antigua by a mammoth 318 runs and in Kingston by 257 runs.

New Zealand (60) and Sri Lanka (60) — after two Test matches — are second and third in the list. Both the teams have registered one win each — drawing the two-Test series 1-1 — in the island nation.

Sri Lanka won the first Test in Galle by six wickets. The Kiwis pulled it back in the second Test in Colombo; they beat the host by an innings and 65 runs.

READ| ICC World Test Championship - FAQs and all you need to know

As per the World Test Championship guidelines, one win in a two-Test series guarantees 60 points. But in a five-match series — such as The Ashes — a team can earn only 24 points for a win; eight points for a draw. 

Australia and England have been phenomenal in The Ashes. Both the teams recorded two wins each and a draw, thereby earning 56 points.

World Test Championship (Points table)

India: 300 (Matches: 6 Won: 6 Lost: 0 Drawn: 0)

New Zealand: 60 (Matches: 2 Won: 1 Lost: 1 Drawn: 0)

Sri Lanka: 60 (Matches: 2 Won: 1 Lost: 1 Drawn: 0)

Australia: 56 (Matches: 5 Won: 2 Lost: 2 Drawn: 1)

England: 56 (Matches: 5 Won: 2 Lost: 2 Drawn: 1)

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

South Africa: 0 (Matches: 3 Won: 0 Lost: 3 Drawn: 0)

Bangladesh: 0 (Matches: 1 Won: 0 Lost: 1 Drawn: 0)

Pakistan: 0 (Matches: 0 Won: 0 Lost: 0 Drawn: 0)