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India cricket team assured of No. 1 Test ranking after victory against Australia

PTI
Published Mar 7, 2017, 8:38 pm IST
Updated Mar 7, 2017, 8:40 pm IST
By retaining the No.1 position till the April 1 cut off date, Virat Kohli's men will receive a cash prize of USD 1 million.
India bounced back in style to win the second Test after suffering a heavy defeat in the series opener at Pune. (Photo: PTI)
 India bounced back in style to win the second Test after suffering a heavy defeat in the series opener at Pune. (Photo: PTI)

Dubai: The Indian cricket team will retain its number one position in the ICC Test rankings owing to the series-levelling 75-run win in the second Test against Australia in Bengaluru.

By retaining the No.1 position till the April 1 cut off date, Virat Kohli's men will receive a cash prize of USD 1 million.

 

"Victory in the 2nd Test against Australia assures India a No.1 finish on the April 1 cut-off date and a cash prize of USD 1 million," the ICC confirmed in a tweet after India defeated Australia by 75 runs here today.

India bounced back in style to win the second Test after suffering a heavy defeat in the series opener at Pune.

Set a 188-run target, Australia were dismissed for 112 in 35.4 overs on day four with Ravichandran Ashwin picking up his 25th five-wicket haul.

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