Thursday, February 4, 2010
Battel for 1st Place
A alternation celebration over South Africa will not aloof consolidate India's cardinal one cachet in the ICC rankings but will additionally win the aggregation a $175,000 award-winning money and the coveted Test Championship mace. Whoever finishes top will win the anniversary $175,000 award-winning while Australia could yet accomplishment additional by the anniversary absolute date (April 1) and abridged $75,000," the ICC said in a statement. Apart from this, Indian opener Gautam Gambhir and South Africa captain Graeme Smith will action out for the number-one batting position. If South Africa beats India 1-0, it will go to 123 ratings credibility and India will bead to 122 ratings credibility while in case of a 2-0 win, the Proteas will acceleration to 125 ratings credibility and India will bead to 120 ratings points. On the added ancillary of the coin, if India wins the alternation 1-0 or better, it will not alone accomplishment on top of the table but additionally accompany Australia in altercation for a banknote accolade of $75,000 which will be presented to ancillary that finishes additional on the table additionally at the absolute date. While a 1-0 win will lift India to 127 ratings credibility and advance South Africa to 118 ratings points, the Proteas will bead to 116 ratings credibility if they lose both Tests. As such, South Africa's alternation accident by whatever allowance will accord Australia a detect of the number-two position. Ricky Ponting's ancillary currently sits on 116 ratings credibility and will acceleration to 117 ratings credibility if it beats the Blackcaps 1-0 but will jump to 119 ratings credibility if it wins both matches. While India and South Africa will be angry adamantine for top spot, there are a few actual absorbing alone battles on the cards as well.A diesel attends into the vintage.