India have qualified for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC), with a date set to clash with Australia for the biggest global honor in the format. His presence in the final was confirmed after New Zealand pulled off one of the most dramatic victories Ever, by two wickets off the last ball of his first Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch.
The final race of the WTC took place on Monday, with the results of both the test matches – in Ahmedabad And in Christchurch – equally relevant. Had Sri Lanka beaten New Zealand, they would have stayed in the race – if India had not won in Ahmedabad – but Kane Williamson’s 121 not out and Daryl Mitchell’s 81 off 86 balls saw New Zealand secure a victory It didn’t look possible for long on the last ball of the game. The result eliminated Sri Lanka from the race for the WTC final.
Now after the defeat in Christchurch, even if Sri Lanka wins the next Test, it will have only 52.78 points. This will be lower than India’s 56.94 even if India lose the Ahmedabad Test. If they draw – as looks most likely – India will end at 58.80. Australia has already qualified: even if they lose in Ahmedabad, they will end up with 64.91 per cent.
Australia and India are the only teams that have won at least twice as many Tests as they have lost. current WTC cycle (in tests that count towards WTC). Australia have been impressive so far with an 11-3 win-loss record series Wins against England, West Indies and South Africa (home), and Pakistan (away). They also drew in Sri Lanka (1–1), the only series defeat coming in India (assuming a draw or loss in Ahmedabad).
India has a 10-5 record In this cycle, with series wins against New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Australia (assuming they win or draw in Ahmedabad), and Bangladesh out. They played in a 2–2 draw in England and a 2–1 loss in South Africa.
The WTC title match will take place at The Oval in London from June 7.