Rahul Dravid has overtaken Australia’s Ricky Ponting to become the second highest run-getter in Test cricket, during the first Test between India and England at Lord’s.
Dravid, who had 12,314 runs from 153 Tests surpassed Ponting, who has scored 12,363 runs in 152 games.
Dravid, who scored a brilliant hundred (103 not out), overtook Ponting when he flicked Graeme Swann through midwicket for a boundary off the fourth ball of the 49th over.
Rahul Dravid has now scored 12417 runs from 154 Tests and Ponting has scored 12,363 runs in 152 Tests.
Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run scorer, having scored 14,726 runs in 177 Tests.
Brian Lara, who has retired from cricket, is at number four position with 11953 runs from 131 Test matches.
Top run-getters in Test
|SR Tendulkar (India)||178||291||14726||248*||56.85||51||59|
|R Dravid (ICC/India)||154||266||12417||270||52.83||33||60|
|RT Ponting (Aus)||152||259||12363||257||53.51||39||56|
|BC Lara (ICC/WI)||131||232||11953||400*||52.88||34||48|
|JH Kallis (ICC/SA)||145||246||11947||201*||57.43||40||54|
|AR Border (Aus)||156||265||11174||205||50.56||27||63|
|SR Waugh (Aus)||168||260||10927||200||51.06||32||50|
|SM Gavaskar (India)||125||214||10122||236*||51.12||34||45|
Stats as on 23/07/2011