India won the four-match series 3-0. The result catapulted the team to team to number two in the ICC Test rankings.
The announcement was made by BCCI President Shashank Manohar at a press conference here.
BCCI announces an award of Rs 2 crores to the Indian Cricket Team for their 3-0 series win against South Africa.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 8, 2015
Although India faced a lot of criticism for the kind of pitches they offered during the the Test series, the fourth and final Test was a 'fair and square' contest and the Virat Kohli-led side registered a hard-fought victory in the last session of the last day defeating South Africa by 337 runs at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium.
India won the first Test at Mohali by 108 runs and third Test at Nagpur by 124 runs -- both within three days. The Nagpur was termed 'diabolical' by experts and later termed 'poor' by the ICC, which also asked the BCCI to submit an explanation. The second Test in Bengaluru was washed out.