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Ponting's average for 2003 is 100.20

Last updated on: December 30, 2003 11:48 IST
Ricky Ponting ended the year with 1503 runs (including with six centuries) in 11 Tests at an average of 100.20. Only one batsman in Test cricket history --West Indian Viv Richards -- has accumulated more runs in a calendar year. Richards' aggregated 1710 from 11 Tests in 1976. Ponting easily surpassed previous Australian record, which was held by teammate Matthew Hayden who aggregated 1391 runs in 2001.

The feat of scoring 1000 runs in a calendar year has now been performed by 46 batsmen on 66 occasions. Australia's Clem Hill was the first batsman aggregate 1000 runs in a calendar year. India's Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar have done so on four occasions apiece. Four batsmen, Australia's Allan Border, Mark Taylor and Matthew Hayden and West Indian Brian Lara have performed this feat thrice each, while six batsmen -- England's Ken Barrington, David Gower, Graham Gooch and Mike Atherton, Australia's Ricky Ponting and South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs have done so twice each. Hayden is the only batsman to aggregate 1000 runs for three consecutive calendar years, while India's Mohinder Amarnath holds the distinction of being the fastest to complete 1000 runs in a calendar year. Amarnath completed his 1000 runs in 1983 on May 3. He needed only 123 days to accomplish the feat.

Runs Batsman Country Year Tests Inns NO Hs 100s 50s Ave.
1710 IVA Richards West Indies 1976 11 19 0 291 7 5 90.00
1503 RT Ponting Australia 2003 11 18 3 257 6 4 100.20
1481 MP Vaughan England 2002 14 26 2 197 6 2 61.71
1407 SM Gavaskar India 1979 17 26 0 221 4 8 54.12
1392 SR Tendulkar India 2002 16 26 1 193 4 5 55.68
1391 ML Hayden Australia 2001 14 25 3 203 5 5 63.23
1388 GR Viswanath India 1979 17 26 2 179 5 6 57.83
1381 RB Simpson Australia 1964 14 26 3 311 3 7 60.04
1379 DL Amiss England 1974 13 22 2 262* 5 3 68.95
1357 R Dravid India 2002 16 26 3 217 5 5 59.00
1344 BC Lara West Indies 2003 10 19 1 209 5 5 74.67
1312 ML Hayden Australia 2003 12 21 4 380 5 3 77.18
1310 SM Gavaskar India 1983 18 32 4 236* 5 5 46.79
1299 G St A Sobers West Indies 1958 8 13 4 365* 6 3 144.33
1271 ST Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 1997 11 19 0 340 3 7 66.89
1264 GA Gooch England 1990 9 17 1 333 4 5 79.00
1241 DC Boon Australia 1993 16 25 5 164* 4 7 62.05
1222 BC Lara West Indies 1995 12 20 2 179 4 6 67.89
1222 AJ Stewart England 1998 16 31 3 164 2 7 43.64
1220 PA de Silva Sri Lanka 1997 11 19 3 168 7 2 76.25
1219 MA Taylor Australia 1989 11 20 1 219 4 5 64.16
1198 GC Smith South Africa 2003 12 19 0 277 4 2 63.05
1179 CG Greenidge West Indies 1984 15 24 4 223 4 2 58.95
1160 ML Hayden Australia 2002 11 17 1 197 6 3 72.50
1159 DCS Compton England 1947 9 15 1 208 6 3 82.79
1156 HH Gibbs South Africa 2003 12 19 1 228 4 3 64.22
1152 KJ Hughes Australia 1979 14 27 3 130* 2 8 48.00
1151 BC Lara West Indies 2001 9 18 0 221 3 4 63.94
1136 MA Atherton England 1994 13 23 0 144 4 5 49.39
1129 MA Atherton England 1995 13 24 1 185* 2 7 49.09
1124 HH Gibbs South Africa 2001 13 22 1 196 3 6 53.52
1120 JH Kallis South Africa 2001 13 23 7 189* 2 7 70.00
1112 MA Taylor Australia 1998 12 22 3 334* 3 4 58.53
1106 MA Taylor Australia 1993 15 23 2 170 4 5 52.67
1099 SM Gavaskar India 1978 8 14 2 205 5 3 91.58
1099 DM Jones Australia 1989 11 18 3 216 4 4 73.27
1099 AR Border Australia 1985 11 20 3 196 4 2 64.65
1095 IT Botham England 1982 14 22 0 208 3 6 49.77
1090 Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan 2000 12 19 1 142 4 6 60.56
1088 SR Tendulkar India 1999 10 19 3 217 5 4 68.00
1085 KWR Fletcher England 1973 12 21 4 178 2 9 63.82
1077 M Amarnath India 1983 14 24 1 120 4 7 46.83
1073 AR Border Australia 1979 13 26 3 162 3 6 46.65
1067 GS Blewett Australia 1997 15 25 0 214 2 6 42.68
1065 S Chanderpaul West Indies 2002 14 22 6 140 4 6 66.56
1064 RT Ponting Australia 2002 11 16 1 154 5 2 70.93
1061 DI Gower England 1982 14 25 2 114 1 8 46.13
1060 C Hill Australia 1902 12 21 2 142 2 7 55.79
1059 DI Gower England 1986 14 25 1 136 2 6 44.12
1056 WM Lawry Australia 1964 14 27 2 157 2 6 42.24
1053 DPM Jayawerdene Sri Lanka 2001 13 19 0 150 4 4 55.42
1051 MJ Slater Australia 1999 14 25 2 169 3 4 45.70
1045 A Flower Zimbabwe 2000 9 16 3 232* 3 5 80.38
1044 DB Vengsarkar India 1979 17 26 3 146* 4 6 45.39
1040 GA Gooch England 1991 9 17 1 174 3 5 65.00
1040 WJ Cronje South Africa 1998 14 24 2 126 1 9 47.27
1035 KF Barrington England 1961 10 18 4 172 4 5 73.93
1034 ME Waugh Australia 1998 12 22 6 153* 4 3 64.63
1029 Mohsin Khan Pakistan 1982 10 17 3 200 4 4 73.50
1025 DG Bradman Australia 1948 8 13 4 201 5 2 113.89
1024 SM Gavaskar India 1976 11 20 1 156 4 4 53.89
1015 KF Barrington England 1963 11 20 1 132* 3 5 53.42
1003 SR Tendulkar India 2001 10 18 2 155 3 6 62.69
1003 ME Trescothick England 2003 13 24 3 219 2 6 47.76
1000 AR Border Australia 1986 11 19 3 140 5 3 62.50
1000 SR Tendulkar India 1997 12 17 1 169 4 3 62.50

Rajneesh Gupta