India's emphatic victory over Australia in the second Test in Delhi has had major ramifications on the race to reach this year's ICC World Test Championship final.
The easy win saw India improve to a win-percentage of 64.06 percent, but their place in June's decider at The Oval is still not locked in as they can still be overtaken by Sri Lanka should results go against them.
The race for the final is now down to three sides, with South Africa ruled out of reaching the final following India's triumph in Delhi.
The highest South Africa can rise to is 55 percent, which is less than the lowest amount that India can finish on.
PERCENTAGE CHANCE OF TEAMS MEETING IN WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
|Australia and India||88.9%|
|Australia and Sri Lanka||8.3%|
|India and Sri Lanka||2.8 %|
While Australia are in the box seat to reach the final, they are not quite over the line yet either.
Pat Cummins side can qualify by avoiding a 4-0 whitewash to India, while they still may qualify for the final should Sri Lanka fail to beat New Zealand 2-0 in their upcoming Test series.
Remaining ICC World Test Championship Fixtures
South Africa v West Indies (First Test) – Centurion, South Africa, 28 February-4 March
India v Australia (Third Test) – Indore, India, 1-5 March
South Africa v West Indies (Second Test) – Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-12 March
New Zealand v Sri Lanka (First Test) – Christchurch, New Zealand, 9-13 March
India v Australia (Fourth Test) – Ahmedabad, India, 9-13 March
New Zealand v Sri Lanka (Second Test) – Wellington, New Zealand, 17-21 March