19 Feb 2013

South Africa cash in as top test playing nation

12:17 pm on 19 February 2013

South Africa's men's cricket team is set for a $530,000 windfall as the world's top-ranked test playing nation.

The Proteas' four-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second test at Newlands on Monday means they can't be overtaken by the April 1 cut-off date for prize money to be awarded in 2013.

The battle for second, third and fourth positions is still alive with 13 points separating second-ranked England from fifth-ranked India.

The Black Caps are ranked eighth.