Here's the updated World Test Championship 2021-23 table after South Africa defeated England in 1st Test, India & Pakistan in trouble
South Africa thrashed England under three days and registered a thumping win in the first Test match at Lord's. The England team faced a humilating defeat by an innings and 12 runs. South Africa has made a strong statement over the "Bazball" concept of the hosts, which was getting a lot of hype.
With this victory, the Proteas have also solidified their position in the ongoing World Test Championship. South Africa made 326 runs in their first innings and took a lead of 161 runs. And actually, that was enough for England as they got all out for just 149 runs in their second innings.
The visitors began their second day at 289/7 and could only add 41 runs more to the total as they got all out for 326 runs. This victory has put an end to the winning streak for Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum and helped South Africa take another step towards the World Test Championship 2021-23 final.
The Proteas are looking solid at the top with 75%, while Australia is in second place with 70%. Notably, a loss in the second Test against Sri Lanka has dented Australia's chances of ending at the top. Sri Lanka is in third place after winning the second test match against Pakistan at Galle.
With their dominant win at Lord's, South Africa extend their lead in #WTC23 🙌— ICC (@ICC) August 20, 2022
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With 53.33 percent, they are third. Then, the competition is quite tough between India, Pakistan, and the West Indies. India is in fourth place with 52.08 percent, Pakistan is in fifth place with 51.85 percent, and the West Indies are in sixth place with 50.00 percent.
England had a very tough first half of the ongoing WTC cycle and they are in 7th place with 31.37%. The defending champions, New Zealand, are out of the race and are in 8th place with 25.93%. South Africa registered their fifth win at Lord's and have only one loss and a draw at this venue.