Rahul Dravid [ Images ] on Wednesday overtook former West Indian captain Brain Lara as the third highest run-getter in the history of Test cricket when he reached 11 in the first of the three-match series against South Africa in Centurion.
Coming into the match needing 11 runs to surpass Lara's 11,953 in the all-time run-getter's list, Dravid reached the milestone with a double, clipping Dale Steyn [ Images ] off the back foot towards the square-leg region at the Supersport Park.
Dravid, who has an average of 53.31 before this Test, achieved the feat in his 148th match.
His team-mate and Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar [ Images ] leads the chart with 14,3666 runs from 175 Tests, followed by Australian captain Ricky Ponting [ Images ], who till date has scored 12,332 runs from 151 matches.
Dravid is also just one short of becoming the first cricketer to take 200 catches in Test.