The ICC World Test Championship points table was revised following the third test match between Australia and India. On March 3 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, the third game of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 series between the Smith-captained Australia National Cricket Team and the India National Cricket Team came to an end. This year’s ICC World Test Championship includes the series.
The Australian National Cricket Team upset the Indian National Cricket Team by beating them in three days. After their nine-wicket victory over their rival, Steve Smith and company raised their standing in the WTC Table and their hopes of making it to the ICC World Test Championship final.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, choose to bat first after winning the toss for the game. Pat Cummins, the nation’s usual captain, is not here, so Steve Smith is in charge. At the conclusion of Day 1 of the third Test match between Australia and India, Peter Handscomb (7*) and Cameron Green (6*) were still undefeated.Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, and Travis Head were benched in favour of India by Ravindra Jadeja. As Australia bowled India out for 109 runs in their final over of the contest, Matthew Kuhnemann recorded his first five-wicket haul in a Test match. The home team’s leading run scorer was Virat Kohli (22 runs).
On Day 2, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin each took three wickets earlier, aiding the home team’s comeback to thrash Australia for 197. Although falling short of a five-for, Ravindra Jadeja took the four Australian wickets that were lost on the first day. Following that, Australia dismissed India for 163 runs in the latter’s second innings thanks to Nathan Lyon’s eight-wicket haul. Although his heroic 59 runs, Cheteshwar Pujara did not receive any help from other Indian hitters.
Usman Khawaja’s loss for nought on Australia’s third day of chasing 76 was a dismal start. Despite this, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne continued to move the ball after Labuschagne’s departure before going all-out and putting up a fifty-plus partnership for the second wicket, which gave Australia the victory. The series is presently down 1-2 after the 9-wicket victory against India.
In the third test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 series, Australia had a PCT of 66.67 while India had a PCT of 64.06. With this victory, Australia maintained its top ranking with a PCT of 68.52. India comes in second with a PCT score of 60.29.