Border Gavaskar Trophy: India move to the top spot in the World Test Championship rankings
Shubman Gill, Rishab Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara starred with the bat as India chased down 328 runs on the final day of the fourth Test. The Ajinkya Rahane-led side brought an end to Australia's 32-year-long unbeaten run at The Gabba. Coincidentally on the same day in 2008, Team India became the first subcontinent team to win a Test match at the WACA, Perth. Add to that, Australia's 16-match unbeaten run was halted courtesy an inspiring performance from the visitors.
After a historic win at the Gabba, India has leapfrogged Australia to clinch the top spot. The visitors, who had 400 points before the game, pocketed valuable 30 points to take the tally to 430 points. The Aussies have slipped to 3rd spot while New Zealand continues to ascend occupying the second position.
India now only need to win the upcoming four-match Test series against England with a margin of 2-0 to book a berth in the World Test Championship Final to be held in June 2021 at the Mecca of Cricket, Lord's.