$250,000 bonus for Indian team

New Delhi, August 14:

Indian team were on Tuesday rewarded with a $250,000 bonus by the country’s cricket chiefs for a rare Test series win in England.

India won the three-match series 1-0 after the final Test ended in a draw at the Oval on Monday. The tourists had won the second Test at Trent Bridge after being saved by rain in the drawn first Test at Lord’s. It was only the third series win by India in England following the 1-0 win by Ajit Wadekar’s team in 1971 and the 2-0 victory by Kapil Dev’s men in 1986.

Meanwhile, India’s series win over England saw them move up two places into third spot in the latest edition on Tuesday of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Championship table. Rahul Dravid’s side are now just four points (107) behind their second-placed hosts (111).

India’s success in the three-match series earned them five rating points and saw them go above both South Africa (102) and Sri Lanka (107).