World Test Championship 2023 : Will defeat at Johannesburg cost Team India ?; How will Virat & Co. reach the WTC Final now?

The Indian team, led by Virat Kohli, reached the final of the first World Test Championship 2021. New Zealand defeated Team India in the final to clinch the World Test trophy.

India have played a maximum of three Test series so far, but they do not seem to dominate the table. Despite the highest score in the account due to the revised ICC rules, India does not have the top spot. South Africa made history by winning the Johannesburg Test on Thursday.

Hosts Africa scored 229 in reply to India's 202 in the first innings. Shardul Thakur took 7 wickets for 61 runs did not allow Africa to take a big lead. However, in the second innings, India could not put up a big score. Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane.

By the end of the third day, Dean Elgar had given Africa 118 for two. On the fourth day, five and a half hours of play were wasted due to rain. After that, Africa made history by winning by 7 wickets in 34 overs.

This was India's first Test defeat against Johannesburg. In the previous five matches, India had won two and drawn three. Both the victories were led by Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli.

Africa captain Dean Elgar remained unbeaten on 96 off 188 balls with the help of 10 fours. Aiden Markram (31), Rossi van der Dussen (40), Keegan Peterson (28) and Temba Bauma (23 *) contributed. Due to this defeat, Team India in the WTC Final.

The victory over Johannesburg was South Africa's first victory of the New Year and they jumped to fifth place with 12 points to their credit. India have the highest score of 53 points, but their win-loss percentage is 55.21, making them fourth.

Australia are at the top with 36 points from 100 matches with 3 wins in 3 matches. Despite Sri Lanka's 24 points, their percentage is 100 and Pakistan is at the third position with 75 percent.

India have so far won 4, lost 2 and drawn 2. The ICC has reduced the overs limit to three points.

Now India have to win the third Test. The Indian team will play four Tests this year. Two of the matches will be against Sri Lanka at home, while one Test will be against England.