The resounding 317-run win over England within the second Check right here on Tuesday propelled India to second within the World Check Championship standings issued by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC). After the series-levelling win at Chepauk, India have 69.7 proportion of factors (PCT) and 460 combination factors, behind New Zealand who’ve already certified for the WTC last to be held on the Lord’s June.
New Zealand have 70.zero PCT and 420 factors. India, who had misplaced the primary Check by 227 runs on the identical venue, must win the yet one more and a minimum of drawn one other to make it to the WTC last.
They have been fourth on the desk earlier than Tuesday’s consequence. Virat Kohli’s males are at present enjoying of their sixth collection of the WTC cycle, having received 10 matches, misplaced 4 and drawn one.
Australia are on the third spot with 69.2 PCT and 332 factors whereas England are fourth with 67.zero PCT and 442 factors. The third Check — a day/evening affair — begins in Ahmedabad on February 24.
In the meantime, after India secured a commanding win over England within the second Check, former England skipper Michael Vaughan mentioned the hosts’ 317-run victory is ‘greater than a hammering’.
“The final partnership was 38, highest for England within the match!! 317 run victory is greater than a hammering … #INDvsENG !! Properly performed India … An excessive amount of ability for England this week …” Vaughan tweeted.
Earlier, Ashwin’s scintillating century helped India set England a goal of 482 runs. Ashwin had performed a knock of 106 runs earlier than the hosts have been bowled out for 286 within the last session of day three.
(with company inputs)