India assured of No. 1 ranking with win in Bengaluru

With the 75-run victory over Australia on Tuesday, India will retain its No. 1 ranking spot till the April 1 cut-off date, meaning the team is assured of a USD 1 million cash prize.

Ravichandran Ashwin took six for 41 in the second innings to hand India the victory.   -  Reuters

India will retain its No.1 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 spot till the April 1 cut-off date, Virat Kohli’s men will receive a cash prize of USD 1 million.

“Victory in the second 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 on Tuesday. India bounced back well to win the second Test after suffering a heavy defeat in the series opener in Pune.

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

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