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Cash crowns India for ending year as ICC’s No 1 Test team

India's sterling performances in both Test and ODI arenas will be showered with cash by ICC.

India will be handed USD 175,000 for finishing as the number one Test side while also pocketing another USD 75,000 for finishing as second-ranked ODI team this season,the ICC said.

Indian team (128 points) has been sitting on top of the Test Championship table since December 2009. South Africa (127 points) will pocket USD 75,000 for ending in second position in the Test Championship table at the cut-off date of April 1.

Australia have earned USD 175,000 for finishing on top of the ODI table with 128 points at the cut-off date. The team has been occupying the number-one position on the ODI Championship table since leapfrogging South Africa and India in September 2009.

In the latest ODI rankings issued,Australia have 129 points,eight points more than India’s (121 points).

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Among batsmen,Virat Kohli lost two places to slip to eighth while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar lost one spot each to be at ninth and 10th respectively.

South African Hashim Amla maintained his top spot in the batting charts while New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori continued at the top of bowling list.

No Indian is in the top 10 in bowling chart with Zaheer Khan at 14th.

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Australia’s Shane Watson became the top-ranked ODI all-rounder and also achieved a career-best ranking in batting,jumping nine places to fourth after his record innings against Bangladesh.

First published on: 15-04-2011 at 14:23 IST
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