India Climbs Back To 2nd Spot In WTC 2023-25 After Win In Vizag 

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Team India's valiant comeback win over England in the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Monday (February 5) revived their fortunes in the 2023-25 World Test Championship (WTC) standings as Rohit Sharma and company returned to the second spot in the nine-team points table.

After shockingly slipping below Bangladesh to the sixth spot after going down in the first Test in Hyderabad, Rohit's men bounced back and climbed upto the second spot in the league standings with their third win of the cycle in six Test matches.

Standing behind numero uno defending champions Australia who have 55% of the points contested from 10 Tests, the Indian team reached second with 52.77%. The top two teams at the end of the two-year cycle will be qualifying for the ultimate finale at Lord's in June 2025. 

Team India Revives WTC Fortunes 

Missing out on multiple opportunities to sieze command and dominate the Test in Hyderabad, the hosts didn't leave much to fate and put England under great strife defending 399 in the final innings. On an uneven deck which offered sporadic turn also, India dismissed England's ultraggressive set of batters for 292 and pulled off a 107-run victory.

Not just jumping over Bangladesh, the Indian team pipped third and fourth-placed sides South Africa and New Zealand, who have won 50% of the points contested after two previous Test matches, respectively. Bangladesh stay put at fifth with an identical tally of 50% after historically defeating New Zealand in Sylhet in December. 

Despite suffering a 3-0 series whitewash in Australia, Pakistan stand at sixth in the Test championship standings with 1 win in 5 Tests and 36.66% points won. Placed below the Asian Giants are West Indies (33.33), who surprisingly upstaged the mighty Aussies in Brisbane and maintain a gap with eighth-placed England (25.00%). Yet to open their account, Sri Lanka remained ninth.