Cricket Australia has bagged $397,000 after securing the second place in the yearly Test ranking table.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) handed over the cheques to the winners on Wednesday depended on the ranking of the teams at the April 1 cutoff date.

South Africa, who clinched the number one spot for the successive second year, has obtained $510,000 and at the same time India and England has acquired $284,000 and $171,000 for finishing the season third and fourth respectively.

Australia has got an $113,000 hike, thanking to their win over the Proteas in the third Test at Cape Town to grasp a 2-1 series win.

The result has helped the Aussies to gambol ahead of India with four extra rating points than that of India’s.

ICC chief executive David Richardson applauded South Africa for their achievements in holding the top ranking for the second consecutive year, in what was an “alluring, competitive and high-profile series”.

“With the top eight Test teams closely matched, and every side focusing to assert the craving number one Test position, I’m anticipating to another exhilarating, challenging and competitive season, which will go on to enliven Test cricket’s honor as the most abiding and respected format,” he added.