Ahmedabad: India's win over England in the third Test on Thursday has put them on the edge of qualifying for the World Test Championship (WTC) final. The result slammed visitors out of contention for the final which is slated to be held from June 18 at the Lord's Cricket Ground in England.
India defeated England by 10 wickets a second day of the only day-night Test of the series at the newly constructed Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera. Team India thus took a 2-1 lead in the four-match series and pushed themselves to the top of the WTC standings with 71 per cent points while England was pushed down to fourth with 64.1 per cent points.
While India's current position is above that of New Zealand, who have already established a spot for themselves in the WTC final in England, Virat Kohli's team still need a win or draw in the final Test against England to face Kiwis.
In case they lose the fourth Test, the series will end in a 2-2 draw with England having won the first Test and it will be Australia, who are third in the table of WTC with 69.2 per cent points, qualifying for the final.
The final Test of the series will start from March 4 at the Narendra Modi Stadium.