Sydney: Australia and India on Monday held on to their high two positions within the World Check Championship (WTC) standings following the engrossing draw within the third Check right here.
The Indian batting unit displayed large grit because it held on for a memorable draw towards Australia within the third Check to go away the collection levelled at 1-1 with one recreation to go at Brisbane.
India’s outstanding present noticed them keep marginally forward of third-placed New Zealand within the WTC factors 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,” ICC wrote on its twitter deal with.
New Zealand had earlier achieved the primary place within the ICC Check Staff Rankings for the primary time in historical past following their clean-sweep of Pakistan and West Indies.
Each Australia and India bagged 10 factors every after the draw, which helped the guests grow to be the primary crew to the touch the 400-point mark within the WTC desk.
India, nevertheless, remained on the second spot behind Australia as positions at the moment are being decided by the share of factors received.
Hanuma Vihari, battling a hamstring tear, batted for 160 balls for his 23, whereas Ravichandran Ashwin performed 128 balls scoring 39 because the duo wore down Australia by batting for 42.4 overs for a 62-run stand.
This was after Rishabh Pant (97 off 118 balls) and Cheteshwar Pujara (77 off 205 balls) had produced a tremendous 148-run stand to boost hopes of a win whereas chasing a herculean goal of 407.
India finally completed on 334 for five in 131 overs when the stumps have been drawn for the ultimate time. The fourth and last Check begins on the Gabba, Brisbane on January 15.