Here's how India can make to top of WTC final after their 6-wicket win in Delhi
After thrashing Australia in the first test in Nagpur, it took India another two and a half days to win the second test at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Starting Day 3 at 61/1, Australia lost their last nine wickets for just 48 runs.
As a result, the visitors got dismissed for just 113 runs in their second inning, setting a target of 114 runs. Eventually, India chased down the target in 26.4 overs and made 118/4 to win the game by six wickets.
With this win, India has retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series. This win has also boosted India's chances to qualify for the final of the ongoing World Test Championship 2021-23, which will be played in England in June 2023. India has improved its winning percentage to 64.06 and has strengthened its grip on second place.
Meanwhile, Australia, which needed one win or a draw before the start of the BGT series, has suffered two consecutive losses, which has dented their winning percentage to 66.67. But still, they are at the top of the WTC table.
The win in the second test has ended South Africa's chances to qualify for the final, and now only Sri Lanka is in the race, apart from India and Australia. They are currently in third place with 53.33% and will play two tests in New Zealand in March.
India needs to win one out of two next game to qualify for the WTC final. But it they lose both of their remainng games then, they will have to depend on the result of the Sri Lanka-New Zealand two-test series. If India loses both games then they will have to pray that New Zealand beats Sri Lanka in atleast one of the two games.
But if India loses both games and Sri Lanka wins both matches agaisnt New Zealand then, it will Australia against Sri Lanka in the WTC final. On the other hand, Australia hasn't qualified completely. If they lose both games against India and Sri Lanka wins their both games agaisnt New Zealand, then it will be India and Sri Lanka, who will play the WTC final.