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Record-breaking day for Ponting at Adelaide

January 24, 2012 16:25 IST

The opening day of the fourth Test between India and Australia, at the Adelaide Oval, turned out to be one of records for Ricky Ponting.

- Scorecard

The former Australia captain, who was unbeaten on 137 in his team's total of 335-3 when stumps were drawn for the day, now aggregates more runs than any other batsman against India in Test cricket.

He surpassed former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd's tally of 2344 runs in 28 Tests.

Leading run scorers against India in Test cricket

Player For Mts Inns Runs Hs Avg 100s 50s
RT Ponting Aus 29 50 2411 257 52.41 8 11
CH Lloyd WI 28 44 2344 242* 58.60 7 12
Javed Miandad Pak 28 39 2228 280* 67.52 5 14
S Chanderpaul WI 23 40 2038 140 65.74 7 10
IVA Richards WI 28 41 1927 192* 50.71 8 7
GStA Sobers WI 18 30 1920 198 83.48 8 7
ML Hayden Aus 18 35 1888 203 59.00 6 8
DPMD Jayawardene SL 18 28 1822 275 67.48 6 8
Zaheer Abbas Pak 19 25 1740 235* 87.00 6 3
GA Gooch Eng 19 33 1725 333 55.65 5 8

Ponting also became only the third batsman in the history of Test cricket to score 13,000 or more runs.

Sachin Tendulkar leads the run-scoring chart in Test cricket with 15,432 runs, followed by his Indian team-mate Rahul Dravid (13,039).

The top-10 run getters in Test cricket

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0s
SR Tendulkar 188 309 32 15432 248 55.71 51 65 14
R Dravid 164 284 32 13262 270 52.62 36 63 8
R Ponting 162 275 29 13039 257 53.00 41 60 16
J Kallis 150 254 39 12260 224 57.02 41 55 13
B Lara 131 232 6 11953 400 52.88 34 48 17
A Border 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 27 63 11
S Waugh 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 32 50 22
S Gavaskar 125 214 16 10122 236 51.12 34 45 12
M Jayawardene 128 213 13 10086 374 50.43 29 40 11
S Chanderpaul 137 234 37 9709 203 49.28 24 56 13

Rajneesh Gupta