BCCI congratulates Team India for Aussies drubbing, announces cash rewards

Mumbai [India], Mar.28 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday congratulated the Indian Cricket Team for retaining the No.

1 position in Test team rankings and registering unbeaten series wins in the home season 2016-17. The BCCI also announced the cash awards after the historic Test series win against Australia. The team members will be awarded with Rs 50 Lakh each while head coach Anil Kumble will receive Rs 25 Lakhs, and the support staff will get Rs 15 Lakh each.

Opener K L Rahul struck his sixth half-century of the series while skipper Ajinkya Rahane played some phenomenal strokes as India hammered Australia by eight wickets on day four of the fourth and final Test to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Himachal Pradesh Association Stadium (HPCA).

Resuming at yesterday's score of 19-0, Rahul smashed nine boundaries in his 51-run knock besides stitching a 60-run stand with Rahane (38 off 27 balls) to help India reach the 106-run target on Day Four in less than a session.

Earlier, an exemplary bowling performance by India saw Australia bowl out in their second innings for 137, leaving the home side a modest target of 106 to win the match and the series.

Source: ANI