A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Ponting becomes second-highest Test scorer after passing Rahul Dravid

Ponting has now cemented his place in cricketing history as the second-highest Test scorer

Former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting has become the second-highest scorer in the history of Test cricket, after passing Indian batting legend, Rahul Dravid.

Ponting, passed Dravid on the opening day of the third Test against the West Indies.

Dravid, who scored 13,288 runs in his illustrious Test career before announcing his retiring from international cricket, was taken over by Ponting when he made 23 runs in the first innings, before being caught at leg slip by West Indian captain, Darren Sammy off the bowling of Shane Shillingford.

Currently, Ponting has scored 41 Test centuries, along with 61 half centuries, and has an average of 52.85.

In his ODI career, Ponting has scored 13,704 runs at an average of 42,03, with 30 centuries and 82 half centuries.

Veteran Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar still holds the record for the most runs in Test cricket with 15,470 runs at an average of 55.44.

 

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