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Ponting becomes second highest Test run-scorer

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

April 24, 2012, 10:36 AM IST
Ponting becomes second highest Test run-scorer

Roseau, 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 off-spinner 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.

Shillingford took a four-wicket haul as West Indies restricted Australia to 212 for seven on the first day of the third and final Test. Although Australia lead the series 1-0, it was clear from an upbeat performance that Darren Sammy's improving West Indies team believe they have a chance to level the series. The off-spinner produced turn and bounce and showed a varied repertoire which frustrated Australia's batsmen and claimed the heart of their middle order.

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