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Number Game: Ponting plays second fiddle to Tendulkar

Last updated on: November 29, 2012 13:05 IST

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A rundown of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting's international career after he said on Thursday he will retire from Test cricket after this week's third match against South Africa.

-Ponting to retire from Tests after Perth match

-'If we get on top, no better time for me to bow out'

-Kohli, KP hail legend Ricky Ponting

Born: Dec 19, 1974 at Launceton, Tasmania

In Tests:

Matches: 167 (won 48 out of 77 Tests as captain)

Debut: Against Sri Lanka at Perth on December 8, 1995

Total runs: 13366

Second highest scorer in the world behind India's Sachin Tendulkar (15562)

Centuries: 41

Third highest number of centuries behind Tendulkar (51) and South Africa's Jacques Kallis (44).

Double centuries: 6

Batting average: 52.21

Highest score: 257

Wickets: 5

Catches: 196


Image: Australian cricket player Ricky Ponting walks with his daughter
Photographs: Paul Kane/Getty Images

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In ODIs:

Matches: 375 (won 165 of 230 as captain)

Debut: Against South Africa at Wellington on February 15, 1995

Total runs in ODIs: 13,704

Second highest scorer behind India's Tendulkar (18426)

Centuries: 30

Second highest number of centuries behind Tendulkar (49)

Batting average: 42.03

Highest score: 164

Wickets: 3

Won three 50-over World Cups as a player: 1999, 2003, 2007

Led Australia in the last two World Cup victories.


Photographs: Paul Kane/Getty Images

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