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India slide to fifth on WTC table after defeat to England in Hyderabad

England, however, dropped down a spot to eighth as West Indies overtook them with their win at the Gabba

India suffered their second defeat of the current WTC cycle when England beat them  •  BCCI

India suffered their second defeat of the current WTC cycle when England beat them  •  BCCI

India dropped three spots to fifth place in the World Test Championship (WTC) points table after their 28-run loss in the series opener against England in Hyderabad.
The two-time WTC finalists were second, behind Australia, before the Test. But the result saw them slide below South Africa, New Zealand and Bangladesh, as their points percentage dropped from 54.16 to 43.33.
India were briefly table-toppers too, when they had beaten South Africa inside two days in Cape Town earlier this month to draw the series 1-1. But their stay at the top was cut short when Australia completed their series sweep against Pakistan two days later to claim the top spot.
India have so far won two and drawn one of their five Tests in the 2023-25 WTC cycle, while losing once each to South Africa and England.
England, however, dropped a place despite beating India, as West Indies got a massive boost in their points percentage thanks to their stunning victory against Australia at the Gabba.
West Indies overtook England to go seventh with their first win of this cycle.