Dubai. India have slipped to the second spot in the latest World Test Championship (WTC) table after rain washed out the second match against the West Indies. India thus won the two-match series 1-0 but rain washed out their hopes of collecting some vital points for the third cycle of the WTC. The Indian team, which reached the finals in the first two cycles of the WTC, started the new cycle on a grand note by winning the first Test in Dominica by an innings and 141 runs. Chasing a difficult target of 365, West Indies scored 76 runs for two wickets on the fourth day of the match in the second Test.
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India needed eight wickets on the last day of the match on Monday but the entire day’s play was abandoned due to rain. The draw affected India’s win-loss percentage, which dropped from 100 to 66.67. Pakistan are at the top with a 100 per cent win-loss record after their four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Galle last week. Reigning WTC champions Australia (54.17) and England (29.17), playing the Ashes series, are third and fourth respectively. The draw against India has benefited the West Indies as their win-loss percentage has improved to 16.67 and they have moved up to the fifth position. Sri Lanka are ninth with one loss. New Zealand, South Africa and Bangladesh are yet to play a match in the new 2023-25 World Test Championship cycle that began last month.