Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Australia stay No. 1 after series win

When Austrilian won the second Test by 175 runs at Kingsmead here on Tuesday , they bagged the Test series against South Africa. The series win by Australia helps them to bounce back after losing a home series against the same South Africa earlier in the season."I'm extremely proud of the players," Ponting quoted after they made series won against South Africa.Australia has placed their position at the top of the Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship table now that it has an unassailable lead in the ongoing Test series in South Africa.Now that a series defeat for the proteas is unavoidable, Australia will take home the cheque of 175,000 dollars as they have reached the top position in Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship Rankings before the cut off date of April 1.

Proteas have now their chances of getting consolation price amount of 75000 dollars only if they win the 3rd test against Australia . But if Australia wins the third and final Test in Cape Town, South Africa will drop below India into third position and it will be the Indian team that claims the prize money for coming second in the rankings on the April 1 cut-off date.

Australia's wins is India's gain. Lets hope for the best.

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