India inch closer to World Test Championship final with 6-wicket win over Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India strengthened their position to make it into the second successive final of the World Test Championship with a comfortable six-wicket victory over Australia in the second Test in New Delhi.
India improved their win-percentage to 64.06 after an easy win but their place in the June final at The Oval is still not guaranteed as Sri Lanka can play a spoilsport if results go against them.
Following India’s triumph, the race for the final is now reduced to three sides with South Africa having no chance of reaching the summit clash.
The highest South Africa can rise to is 55 percent, which is less than the lowest amount that India can finish on.
Australia, who continue to lead the standings with 66.67 win-percentage, are not quite over the line yet either.
Pat Cummins‘ side can qualify by avoiding a 4-0 whitewash to India, while they still may qualify for the final should Sri Lanka fail to beat New Zealand 2-0 in their upcoming Test series.
With the victory in Delhi Test, India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The win was India’s 100th against Australia across formats. The third Test will be played in Indore from March 1.

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