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Ponting now No 2 on run list

2012-04-23 21:45

Dominica - Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting overtook India's Rahul Dravid to become the second highest Test run scorer on Monday during the opening day of the third Test against West Indies.

Ponting, who made his Test debut in 1995, moved past Dravid's career total of 13 288 shortly after tea.

Ten balls after going one run ahead of Dravid, Ponting was dismissed for 23 without having added to his total.

The 37-year-old was caught by West Indies captain Darren Sammy at leg-slip off offspinner Shane Shillingford.

India's Sachin Tendulkar has the highest total of test runs with 15 470 at an average of 55.44.

Dravid retired from international cricket last month.

Top 10 run scorers:

Sachin Tendulkar (India) 1989- 15,470 runs
Ricky Ponting (Australia) 1995- 13,289
Rahul Dravid (India) 1996-2012 13,288
Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 1995- 12,379
Brian Lara (West Indies) 1990-2006 11,953
Allan Border (Australia) 1978-1994 11,174
Steve Waugh (Australia) 1985-2004 10,927
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 1997- 10,440
Sunil Gavaskar (India) 1971-1987 10,122
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 1994- 9,918

Reuters

Comments
  • Pieter - 2012-04-24 08:23

    Was hoping Kallis can also pass Ponting and Dravid to take nr2, but not sure if he will score 1000 runs before he retires!

      colin85 - 2012-04-24 09:54

      He will if he plays another 3 years, if in good form he can add over 2k more. But how long will Ponting keep going?

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