Sri Lanka won the second Test against Australia by an innings and 39 runs. With this victory of Sri Lanka, there has been a big change in the points table of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC). The Sri Lankan team has benefited a lot from this victory, while the Australian team has slipped down a notch.
Sri Lanka’s team made a great comeback in the Test series. Sri Lanka won by an innings and 39 runs at the Galle Stadium on Monday, as Australia were bowled out for 151 in the second innings. With the win, the team led by Dimuth Karunaratne leveled the series at 1-1. Australia won the first Test at this ground by 10 wickets.
Monday’s win helped Sri Lanka move up to third place in the WTC standings, but it is at the top of the standings that now has a facelift, with Australia losing its position as No. South Africa took the first position, while Australia are in second place with 70 per cent after their first Test loss in the current period.
Sri Lanka did well
Despite the absence of a host of key players due to COVID-19, Sri Lanka got an effective performance in the second Test to secure easy wins from star batsman Dinesh Chandimal and debutant Prabhat Jayasuriya.
Pakistan’s team remains at the fourth position in the ICC Test Championship. At the same time, India’s team is at the fifth position. For the rest of the teams, the way to reach the final looks very difficult for the time being.