Here's the updated WTC 2023 Table, after Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 246 runs in 2nd Test
Sri Lanka has thrashed Pakistan in the second and final match of the two-match Test series by a huge margin of 246 runs at the Galle International Stadium. Chasing a mammoth target of 507 runs, Pakistan started decently but lost the moment in the middle.
And it led to yet another middle-order collapse for the Men in Green, which resulted in a big way. As a result, Pakistan got all out for just 261 runs, with skipper Babar Azam playing a lone hand. Despite his innings of 81 runs, Pakistan faced a heavy defeat, which has totally dented their chances for the World Test Championship 2023.
Notably, after losing the first match, Sri Lanka fell to sixth place in the WTC 2023 table, while Pakistan climbed to third place. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has secured third place with a thrashing win in the second test. Pakistan has slipped to fifth place in the table now.
— NilankaN.Liyanage (@NilankanL) July 28, 2022
Sri Lanka are in third place with a win percentage of 53.33, while Pakistan, who faced their third loss of this WTC cycle, are at No. 5 with a win percentage of 51.85. South Africa remained at the top with a 71.43 winning percentage.
Australia is in second place with a win percentage of 70. However, India is in fourth place with six wins and four losses and a win percentage of 52.08. The battle between the four teams is really tough, with not much difference.
Sri Lanka (53.33), India (52.08), Pakistan (51.85) and West Indies (50) are almost at the same win percentage. The table is getting tighter with every game and every series. Dhananjaya de Silva won the "Man of the Match". He scored 33 and 109 in the match, while Prabath Jayasuriya won the "Man of the Series" with 17 wickets.
Sri Lanka batted after winning the toss and scored 378 runs in the first innings, with Dinesh Chandimal top scoring with 80 runs. In response, Paksitan went all out for 231. With a lead of 147 runs, Sri Lanka declared for 360/8 in their second innings. With this win, the hosts have levelled the series at 1-1 and the trophy has been shared.