India’s 10-wicket win in Ahmedabad means England is now out of contention for a place in the final of the World Test Championship at Lord’s.

With India 2-1 ahead in the four-match series, Virat Kohli’s men have moved one step closer to the WTC final. India will be through if it wins 2-1 or 3-1. It can’t afford to lose the next Test in Ahmedabad. In case the Ahmedabad pitch is rated poor by the ICC, it will not hurt India’s standing in the WTC.

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According to clause 16.10.3 of the WTC playing conditions: “If a match is abandoned and the pitch and/or outfield is ultimately rated as ‘Unfit’ under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process, points for that match shall be distributed on the basis that the visiting team won the match and the home team lost the match. Any abandoned match will be classified as a drawn match for statistical…

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