Bengaluru: India collected 60 points for their Test win against West Indies recently in North Sound. As it was part of the ICC World Test Championship, Virat Kohli and his men were awarded points for the victory in the two-Test rubber. However, in England, during the Ashes, the hosts got only 24 points for their win over Australia on Sunday (August 25).

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Why is the difference between points between two nations for a Test win? Here is all you need to know how the World Test Championship points system works.

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How does the points system work?

Each team plays six series, with a total of 120 points available from each series. These points will be evenly allocated across the number of matches in each series. For example, a two-match series will mean 60 points for a win in each Test, while a three-match series will award 40 points to the winner of each Test match. A tie will be allocated 50% of the points for a win, whilst a draw will be allocated a third of the win points.

Since India and West Indies are involved in a two-match series, the points (120) are distributed as 60 per match (for a win). In the Ashes, since it is a five-match rubber, a win will get a team only 24 points.

What is the ICC World Test Championship?

The World Test Championship gets underway on 1 August 2019 and comprises nine teams competing in 71 Test matches in 27 series across two years. Comprising the top nine Test teams in the world, each team will play three home and three away series. The top two teams at the end will compete in the ICC World Test Championship Final in the UK in June 2021 with the winners crowned World Test Champions.