Australia defeated England by 146 runs in the 5th and final Ashes Test to secure the series 4-0 and also register 12 more points on ICC’s World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23 points table.
Coming into the series, the Englishmen weren’t given a chance and after the first couple of matches, it became pretty evident that they were poorly prepared for the series down under.
The first three matches were comprehensive wins for the Aussies as they held on to the urn after the 2-2 series draw in the 2019-2020 series. England showed stern resistance in the fourth Test at the SCG but it was an anomaly as they resorted to old ways in the final Test.
Their batting has been quite disastrous and coupled with internal struggles, they never stood a chance. As for the Aussies, although their famed trio of David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, and Steve Smith only had one hundred together in the five Tests, others like Travis Head and Usman Khawaja stood up.
As for the points table, Sri Lanka remains on top with a 100% win record following their 2-0 series victory over West Indies. Australia holds on to second place while England continues to languish at the bottom of the table with just one win in nine matches.
Previous years’ finalists, New Zealand and India are in sixth and fifth place respectively. They have a few home games lined up where they will be keen on securing each and every single point.
ICC World Test Championship 2021-23: Updated Points Table After 5th Test Between Australia And England
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