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Sri Lanka Climbs WTC Standings with Victory Over Bangladesh

Sri Lanka’s commanding victory over Bangladesh in their first Test at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium has propelled them from the bottom of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) standings to joint-sixth place. The win by 328 runs earned Sri Lanka 12 points and a 33.33% points percentage.

After securing their first victory in three games, Sri Lanka now finds themselves ahead of South Africa and England, who are currently at the bottom of the table with 25% and 17.50% points percentages, respectively. Previously at the bottom with 0 points, Sri Lanka’s rise has been significant in the rankings.

Bangladesh, who were at No.4 with 12 points and a 50% points percentage after two games, have now been joined by Sri Lanka in the standings. Pakistan has moved up to No.4 with a 36.66% points percentage, while West Indies, also with a similar points percentage to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, have climbed to No.5 with a higher points tally of 16.

This victory has not only boosted Sri Lanka’s position in the WTC standings but has also marked a significant milestone in their Test cricket journey. With each game counting towards the final standings in the championship, Sri Lanka’s stellar performance in this match has set them on a positive trajectory for future success.

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