With the 10-wicket loss to India in the Pink-ball Test on Thursday, England were knocked out of contention for the World Test Championship final.
India top the table
— ICC (@ICC) February 25, 2021
With the massive win on Thursday, India go on top of the table for the June 2021 clash against New Zealand. Kane Williamson-led New Zealand have already made it to the final.
India will go through to the final with a win or a draw in the fourth Test against England. An England win in fourth Test will take Australia through to the final.
It was only the 2nd-ever day-night Test in India and England would have believed they had an opportunity to put the pressure on India despite heading into the Test on the back of a 317-run defeat in the 2nd Test in Chennai.
But their hopes went up in smoke as India wrapped up the pink-ball Test inside 2 days in Ahmedabad. Virat Kohli’s men won by 10 wickets, gunning down a 49-run target in just 7.4 overs in the final session of Day 2 at the Motera.
The Pink-ball Test in Ahmedabad, thereby, became the shortest completed match since 1935 and in the post-war era. Only 140.2 overs were bowled in the recently-completed Test, 5 overs less than the previous shortest in the post-war era — New Zealand vs Australia in Wellington in March 1946.