The clear sweep towards Bangladesh has brightened India’s hope for a back-to-back WTC last look as they continue to be second behind leaders Australia on the desk.
With the win, India improved their win-percentage from 55.77 to 58.93 forward of essential house sequence towards Australia (4 Checks) due in February-March subsequent yr.
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Chasing 145 towards Bangladesh within the second Take a look at, India had been in actual bother at 74 for 7 however Ravichandran Ashwin (42 not out ) and Shreyas Iyer (29 not out) held fort and stitched unbeaten 71 runs for the eighth-wicket to drag off a terrific win on the fourth day.
India nonetheless want to supply some good outcomes throughout their sequence towards pacesetters Australia if they’re to make it to back-to-back appearances within the WTC last.
Australia are within the field seat to qualify for his or her first WTC last, with the Pat Cummins’ facet at present holding a wholesome lead on the high of the standings with 76.92 per cent of attainable factors.
Contemporary from their six-wicket win over South Africa, Australia have two extra matches at house towards the Proteas in Melbourne and Sydney.
4 Checks in India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in February and March subsequent yr shall be Australia’s last project on this interval, however in addition they have the possibility to seal their place within the ongoing house sequence.
India took the second place after Dean Elgar facet’s loss however the Proteas can nonetheless have a possibility to reclaim their place inside the highest two by bouncing again within the ongoing sequence in Australia.
South Africa do have the posh of two matches at house towards the West Indies in February and March.
(With inputs from PTI)