Ricky Ponting scores 13,000th test run

Australia’s Ricky Ponting became the third batsmen to score 13,000 test runs on the opening day of the fourth test against India on Tuesday.

Ponting, who is playing his 162nd Test, started the match needing 81 to reach the milestone and achieved it by sweeping a single to deep square leg off the bowling of Ravi Ashwin.

The only two men to have scored more test runs than Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar (15,432) and Rahul Dravid (13,262).

Ponting reached the mark in his 275th innings which is second to Tendulkar’s 266.

Dravid got there in fewer matches (160) than Ponting (162) and Tendulkar (163).

Most Runs in Test Cricket

Player Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100 50
SR Tendulkar (India) 188 309 15432 248* 55.71 51 65
R Dravid (ICC/India) 164 284 13262 270 52.62 36 63
RT Ponting (Aus) 162 275 13018 257 52.91 40 61
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 150 254 12260 224 57.02 41 55
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 131 232 11953 400* 52.88 34 48
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
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 128 213 10086 374 50.43 29 40
S Chanderpaul (WI) 137 234 9709 203* 49.28 24 56

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