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

Indian cricket team’s 75-run win over Australia on Tuesday ensured that they will retain the number one position in the ICC Test rankings.

cricket Updated: Mar 07, 2017 18:51 IST
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Umesh Yadav (2R) celebrates the dismissal of Steve Smith during the second Test match between India and Australia.(AFP)

The Indian cricket team will retain its number one position in the ICC Test rankings owing to their 75-run win over Australia in the second Test in Bangalore on Tuesday.

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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.

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

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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.

First Published: Mar 07, 2017 18:51 IST