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England confirmed as number-one ranked Test side

England has secured top spot in the Reliance ICC Test Championship table at the 1 April cut-off date, after the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa ended in a draw in Dunedin on Sunday. This is the first time, since the current rankings system was introduced in 2003, that England has topped the table at the cut-off date. As such, it will retain the Championship mace and will also receive a cheque of US$175,000 which is presented annually to the side that tops the table at the 1 April cut-off date.

For the next three years, a total of US$3.8m will be distributed in prize money with the side topping the table at the 1 April cut-off date in 2013 to receive a minimum of $450,000 rising to $500,000 in 2015. From 2016, there will be further increases in Test prize money.

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New Zealand chase 264 to win 1st Test in Dunedin

Jacques Rudolph scored his 6th Test century, his 2nd against New Zealand and his first since 2005 to set up South Africa's bid for victory in the first Test against the New Zealand at Dunedin on Saturday. The last time the left-hander scored a century it was a match-saving effort against Australia, an occasion on which he became one of the few players to keep Shane Warne at bay in a fourth innings. This time he and his team mates will be hoping that it contributes to an important victory.

Rudolph (105 not out, 182 balls, 15 fours and a six) timed the runs chase perfectly, scoring his second half-century off only 35 balls. It enabled Graeme Smith to declare in mid-afternoon with a lead of exactly 400 and give his bowlers a crack at the Black Caps top order before tea.

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'The WALL' bids adieu: Dravid announces his retirement from Cricket

9th March 2012 turned out to be a sad but proud day for Indian Cricket when its dire protector for the past 16 years, Rahul 'The Wall' Dravid called a press conference at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore and announced retirement from International Test Cricket and domestic first class cricket sharing that "It is time to move on".

Announcing this, he became the first of three remaining veterans (Sachin, Laxman & Dravid himself) to quit the field and give way to new blood. However, Dravid will continue to feature in the IPL and will captain Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming season.

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Rahul Dravid's Retirement Speech

I would like to announce my retirement from international and domestic first-class cricket. It has been 16 years since I first played a Test match for India, and I feel it's time for me to move on. Once I was like every other boy in India, with a dream of playing for my country. Yet I could never have imagined a journey so long and so fulfilling. I have had a wonderful time, but now it is time for a new generation of young players to make their own history and take the Indian cricket team even further.

No dream is ever chased alone. As I look back, as one does at such a time, I have many people to thank for supporting me, teaching me and believing in me.

My junior coaches in Bangalore and at various junior national camps inculcated in me a powerful love of the game which has always stayed with me.

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Rahul Dravid: He wrote the book on Achieving Greatness

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them."

It takes a pretty special kind of cricketer to have a tribute story open with a quote from William Shakespeare. And Rahul Dravid was a very special kind of cricketer. Dravid was neither born great, nor did he have greatness thrush upon him. But no one will deny the fact that the exceptionally likeable right-hander from Karnataka achieved greatness - hell he scrapped so hard for so long that he jolly well earned it.

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