Hosts India pushed themselves to the top of the World Test Championship standings after defeating England by 10 wickets in the only day-night Test of the series at Motera (“Kohli hails new ‘lethal’ spin king Patel,” Feb. 26, Gulf Today).
The hosts now enjoy a 2-1 lead in the four-match series but are delicately poised as far as the qualification for the World Test Championship Final goes. Team India have to atleast work out a draw in the final Test at Motera to earn a spot. England are out of contention. But should India lose the fourth Test, Australia who are placed third in WTC rankings will qualify.
The showing by India in the series so far augurs well as they head for the final Test. While the decider will be unlike the third test which was a day-night pink ball encounter, India needs to keep the winning momentum if they are to take on New Zealand at the Lord’s. Best of Luck, India.