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Pakistan’s outstanding victory over Sri Lanka


Pakistan’s remarkable performance over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle has spotted a major shuffle amongst the top five on the World Test Championship standings.

Babar Azam’s side successfully chased down 342 runs to complete an extraordinary four-wicket triumph over Sri Lanka on Wednesday, 20 July, and in the process boosted their chances of appearing in next year’s World Test Championship final.

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This win leads Pakistan right in front of Sri Lanka along with third place on the World Test Championship standings with a win-loss percentage of 58.33 percent, with only South Africa (71.43%) and Australia (70%) now ahead of the Asian side. The news didn’t turn out well for Sri Lanka and moved backward three places to sixth on the standings with a less win-loss percentage. As per the record, India showed significant improvement towards one spot to fourth (52.08%) followed by West Indies’ rise to fifth (50%).

Therefore,  a win there will see Pakistan make further progress and a higher chance on South Africa and Australia at the top of the standings, if a possible loss is predicted will see Babar’s side drop back to fifth.

Consequently, Sri Lanka can regain a better position ( third place on the standings) if they fight back and level up the series by winning the second Test.

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