South Africa registered a convincing win over England by an innings and 12 runs to go 1-0 up on the iconic Lord’s Cricket Floor. The match ended inside three days and by the advantage of this complete victory, South Africa haven’t solely succeeded in consolidating the highest spot within the ICC WTC 2023 standings, however have additionally stopped England unbeaten run within the format at dwelling this summer season.
South Africa solely needed to bat one innings on this Take a look at match, and it was greater than sufficient to outplay the hosts. England after being skittled for 165 of their first innings might solely handle 149 within the second with the South African tempo spearhead Kagiso Rabada doing the majority of the injury with seven wickets in each innings, together with a fifer within the first (5/52).
In the meantime, with a factors share of 75%, South Africa are comfortably positioned on the high of the WTC factors desk, with the Pat Cummins-led Australia taking the second spot, with a PCT of 70%. The Aussies had been dominating earlier than a defeat in Sri Lanka final month modified the situation for them.
In the meantime, Sri Lanka have climbed as much as the third spot with a PCT of 53.33% whereas a heavy seven-wicket defeat within the rescheduled Take a look at match in opposition to England final month noticed India slip right down to the fourth place, with a factors share of 52.08. Pakistan (51.85%) and the West Indies (50%) take the fifth and sixth positions.
England are definitely in a spot of trouble with a PCT of 31.37% to take the seventh place whereas the reigning WTC champions New Zealand are out of the competitors as they languish on the eighth spot with a factors share of 25.93%. Bangladesh takes the ninth place with a PCT of solely 13.33%.
Right here’s the up to date WTC Factors Desk after 1st ENG vs SA Take a look at