In the second match of the 3-match Test series played between Australia vs South Africa (Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test Match, 2022-23), Australia defeated South Africa by an innings and 182 runs. With this latest win, Australia won a Test series against South Africa after 16 years.
Although Australia has won, but it has benefited India in the way of reaching the final of ICC World Test Championship, 2021-23. The way to reach the final of the World Test Championship has now become easier for India. However, the results of other countries will also play a big role in this. In the points table of the ICC World Test Championship, 2021-23, Team India is currently at the second position and Australia is at the top.
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Right now after Australia, South Africa team will play Test series against West Indies in their country. Sri Lanka is present at the fourth position with 53.33 points. Right now the Sri Lankan team will play a series against New Zealand. Team India is going to play a 4-match Test series in February-March 2023 against the visiting Australia team.
If Indian team defeats Australia 4-0 in the upcoming series, the points percentage will be above 68 and team India will reach the final. And even if they win the series by 3-1, they will reach the title match with 62.50 percent points. And if this win is 2-0 or 1-0, then the situation will be critical. And, if the upcoming series against Australia is drawn or Australia wins 4-0, then Team India’s points will be below 60.
The Australian team, playing a 3-Test series against South Africa, has won the series by winning 2 matches. One match left.
By defeating South Africa by a big margin in this series, he has given India an advantage. But, after this, the results of South Africa vs West Indies Test series and Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Test series will also affect the way of Team India’s title match.
AUS vs SA 2nd Test Match
- Australia 1st innings – 575/8 declared
- South Africa 1st innings – 189 runs
- South Africa 2nd innings – 204 runs