After India blanked the South African team 3-0 BCCI announced Rs 2 Crore award for team India after the just concluded Test series that finished yesterday.
India defeated South Africa in the first Test match by 108 runs at Mohali and third match at Nagpur by 124 runs. They also defeated South Africa in the fourth and final test match at Feroshah Kotla by 337 runs on Monday. Chasing a mammoth target of 481 the South Africans were bowled out for 143 in the second innings.
The second Test match at Bangalore was washed out due to rain. “BCCI announces an award of Rs.2 crore to the Indian Cricket Team for their 3-0 series win against South Africa,” BCCI tweeted on Monday.
As a result, with this win Indian team jumped to the second position in the ICC test team rankings while South African still remains the number 1 test team in the world. The gap between India and South Africa remains to only 4 points. South Africa is 114 points while India rose to number 2 with 110 points.
Every team member in the team contributed to the success. It is a great achievement for the Indian team to beat the top ranked test team in the world who did not lose any away series since the last 9 years were outplayed in all departments.
India does not play any Test matches for few months. In 2016, the Indian team plays Australia in 5 One day Internationals and 3 T20’s. The main focus for the Indian team is the T20 World Cup in 2016 which will be held in India.