Rain helps Proteas secure R6.5m cash boost

2017-03-29 09:25
Proteas celebrate (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The Proteas have more than one reason to smile after rain washed out the final day’s play of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Hamilton on Wednesday.

The South Africans were up against it heading into the final day’s play, reeling on 80/5 and still 95 runs adrift of making New Zealand bat again.

But rain intervened and no play was possible on the final day’s play.

The 1-0 series win enabled South Africa to secure second spot on the ICC Test team rankings ahead of the annual April 1 cut-off date.

India are assured of finishing first, bagging $1m (R13m) for their efforts over the past 12 months, while second-placed South Africa will claim $500 000 (R6.5m) for finishing second, with Australia third with earnings of $200 000 (R2.6m).

The fourth-placed team, England, will get $100 000 (R1.3m).

Securing a draw in the final Test in Hamilton was worth $300 000 (R3.9m) more to the Proteas than what they would have earned had they lost the Test.

Note: On Wednesday morning (March 29), $1 was equal to R13.

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