India To Pocket $175,000 For Ending Year As Test No. 1

Dubai, Apr 15: India will be handed $175,000 for finishing as the number-one Test side while also pocketing another $75,000 for finishing as second-ranked ODI team this season, the ICC said on Thursday.  India (128
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PTI April 15, 2011 17:03 IST

Dubai, Apr 15: India will be handed $175,000 for finishing as the number-one Test side while also pocketing another $75,000 for finishing as second-ranked ODI team this season, the ICC said on Thursday. 

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

Australia earns $175,000 for finishing on top of the ODI table with 128 points at the cut-off date. It 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 on Thursday, Australia has 129 points, eight points more then India's (121 points). 

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.

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. PTI

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