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Ponting breaks Indian duck

October 09, 2008

Australia [Images] captain Ricky Ponting [Images] finally had something to smile for, in India.

In what could be his final tour to India, Ponting set the record straight finally by posting his first Test century on Indian soil, on day one of the first Test against India in Bangalore on Thursday.

In his previous four visits to the country, the right-hander had managed just one-half century in eight Tests and never looked comfortable against the Indian spinners. His tally read a sorry tale -- in his previous 14 innings on Indian soil he had managed only 172 runs at an average of 12.28.

SeasonVenueRunsBallsBPHow OutBowlerResult for Australia
1996-97Delhi [Images] 14483bowledKapoor, ARLost
13373bowledPrasad, BKV
1997-98Chennai18345caughtRaju, SLVLost
277lbwRaju, SLV
1997-98Calcutta601276bowledKumble, ALost
9255caughtKumble, A
1997-98Bangalore16306caughtKumble, AWon
2000-01Mumbai056caughtHarbhajan Singh [Images]Won
2000-01Calcutta6126lbwHarbhajan SinghLost
046caughtHarbhajan Singh
2000-01Chennai016stumpedHarbhajan SinghLost
11257caughtHarbhajan Singh
2004-05Mumbai11193lbwKumble, ALost
12153caughtKartik, M
2008-09Bangalore102*1853--Match in progress
Note: BP = Batting position.

(Figures updated at the time of Ponting completing his hundred)

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