England has leapfrogged New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship Points Table after beating West Indies by 113 runs in the second Test. After losing the first game in Southampton, the hosts, reinforced by the return of their captain Joe Root, put up a clinical effort to draw level in the 3-match series.
Chasing 312 on the final day, West Indies were all out for 198. Barring Jermaine Blackwood (55) and Shamarh Brooks (62), no other West Indies player could provide any resistance to England’sbowling The match looked all but over for the tourists when they were reduced to 37 for 4.
England win by 113 runs! 🎉👏
— ICC (@ICC) July 20, 2020
However, Blackwood and Brooks scored fifties and shared a hundred runs for the 5th wicket to restore their team’s hopes. Just before tea, Ben Stokes sent back Blackwood and it opened the gates. After tea, West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals and were eventually all out for 198.
Earlier in the second innings, Stokes scored an unbeaten 78 off 57 deliveries as England declared their second innings having managed 129 for 3 in only 19 overs, with 92 of those runs coming in 11 overs they faced in the morning session on the final day.
Updated ICC World Test Championship Points Table:
After securing 40 points for the win in the 3-match series, England has leapfrogged New Zealand to take the third spot. England now has 186 points and leads New Zealand by 6points India continues to be at the top of the standings with 360 points followed by Australia with 296 points.
West Indies, on the other hand, are lying at the seventh spot with 40 points. The Caribbean outfit had opened their account in the ICC Test Championship Points Table after winning the first Test.
|Rank||Team||Series Played||Matches Played||Matches Won||Matches Drawn||Matches Lost||Points|
|7||West Indies||2 *||4||1||0||3||40|