India lost the Hyderabad Test at home against England by 28 runs in late drama. Even with a lead of 190 runs in the first innings, the Indian team finally got caught in their own trap. Tom Hartley spins the baton in the second innings on the spinning wicket of the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. After Pope’s 196, seven wickets from 24-year-old leg-spinner Hartley gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series.
With this defeat, India not only fell behind in the series, but also fell behind in the points table of the World Test Championship 2023-2025 cycle. Before the Test against England, India was number two in the list. Then Rohit’s rate of points was 54.16 percent. Rahul Dravid’s disciples have dropped three steps after losing the Hyderabad Test. Currently, India has fallen below Bangladesh in the list.
Bangladesh has won one of the two matches in the current cycle of the Test Championship. Nazmul Hasan Shantara defeated New Zealand by 150 runs in the Sylhet Test last December. Despite losing the next match, Bangladesh is fourth in the list with 50 percent points after two matches.
On the other hand, India won 2 Tests after playing five Tests. Two of the remaining three Tests were drawn, and lost today. India is ranked fifth in the list of nine teams with 43.33 percent points.
On the other hand, despite losing the Brisbane Test, Australia has kept the top spot intact. Pat Cummins tops the list with 55 percent points after playing 10 Tests and winning 6 of them. The percentage of points of South Africa and New Zealand which are number two and three in the list is also equal to 50 of Bangladesh. However, those two teams are ahead of Bangladesh due to the margin of victory.