ISLAMABAD India have retained the number-one spot in the ICC Test rankings after winning the Kolkata Test by an innings and 58 runs that has helped them to draw their two-Test series with South Africa on Thursday. Indian were in serious danger of losing their top spot after South Africa won the Nagpur Test last week and then bad weather on Wednesday allowed only 31 overs of play on the penultimate day of the second Test. Harbhajan Singh took five wickets for 59 and Amit Mishra bagged three for 78 as South African were bowled out for 289 despite a fighting 127 not out by Hashim Amla, his second century of the Test. The series result means that the pre-series status-quo in terms of positions on the table is maintained though India have slipped to 124 ratings points after conceding one ratings point while South Africa have stayed second on 120 ratings points. This also means that Mahendra Singh Dhonis side will not only retain their position, which they received after defeating Sri Lanka last year in December, but will also pocket a cheque for US$175,000 which will be presented to the side that will reach the April 1 cut-off date in top spot. Although Bangladesh will host England for a two-Test series while Australia will travel to New Zealand also for a two-Test series before the cut-off date, the situation at the top of the table is such that none of the four teams, no matter what is the outcome of the series, is capable of achieving premier position in time. It is the first time India has topped the log at the annual cut-off date since the rankings were introduced in June 2003. In 2008, they finished second and they were placed third in 2005 and 2006, fourth in 2007 and sixth in 2004. While it was all smiles for Dhonis side, which also ended Australias seven-year run of finishing on top spot at the annual cut-off date, it was another heart-break for Graeme Smiths side which once again came agonisingly close to achieving the top spot but having to settle with a US$75,000 cheque which is presented to the side that finishes second. Last year also, it needed a series win to finish at the top of the Test table at the April 1 cut-off date but it lost the home series to Australia by 2-1 and finished nine ratings points behind Ricky Pontings side. The presentations of the prize money cheques will be made after the second-placed team in the ICC ODI Championship table is decided. The side that finishes on top of the ODI Championship table at the due date cut-off date receives a shield and a cheque of US$175,000 while the side that finishes second receives US$75,000. Australia is already guaranteed a number-one finish as they currently sit on 131 ratings points and even if they lose the fifth ODI against West Indies and all the five ODIs against New Zealand, they will only drop to 126 rating points which will be enough to earn US$175,000. However, the fight for the second place is tight as only two rating points separate second-placed India from third-placed South Africa. The two sides will go head to head in the three-match ODI series on February 21 in Jaipur and the side that wins the series will finish second and will earn an additional US$75,000. Test Ranking: 1. India (124) 2. South Africa (120) 3. Australia (116) 4. Sri Lanka (115) 5. England (107) 6. Pakistan (83) 7. New Zealand (81) 8. West Indies (77) 9. Bangladesh (13)