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Ponting goes past Dravid

Australian veteran Ricky Ponting became Test cricket's second-highest run-scorer during the first Test against the West Indies.

cricket Updated: Apr 25, 2012 00:02 IST
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Ricky Ponting

Australian veteran Ricky Ponting became Test cricket's second-highest run-scorer during the first Test against the West Indies.

The 37-year-old, who is facing calls to quit, overtook Rahul Dravid's 13,288 when he made 23 on the first day here.

The former Australian captain, who compiled his 13,289 in 165 matches, now trails only India's Sachin Tendulkar in the all-time list. Tendulkar is on 15,470.

“My love for the game and passion and desire to play and be successful hasn't changed,” said Ponting on Sunday, the eve of the final Test, when asked if he was considering quitting.

Wicketkeeper Mathew Wade scored a hundred to dig Australia out of trouble after West Indies had reduced them to 169/7.

Scores: Australia 328 (Wade 106, S Shaillingford 6/119)