After playing out an epic draw in the third Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Australia and India on Monday retained their top two spots in the World Test Championship (WTC) standings. India is marginally ahead of third-placed New Zealand in the WTC points tally. “An incredible battle in Sydney has helped both teams retain the top two spots in the ICC World Test Championship standings. A difference of 0.2 per cent between India and New Zealand,” tweeted ICC.
New Zealand had earlier white-washed Pakistan and West Indies in the respective two-match Test series and as a result, the Kiwis had attained the number one Test ranking for the first time.