Dravid becomes the second highest run-getter in Test

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

Player Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100 50
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

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