Ricky PONTING

Ricky Ponting - Australia - Test Record v England

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 08 August 2009

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    • POSITION
      Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Medium
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Thursday, 19 December 1974
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Launceston, Tasmania
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  • Australia
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Ricky PONTING - Australia - Test Record v England

The right hand photo above shows a delighted Ricky Ponting celebrating his century against England in the 1st Test of the 2009 series at Cardiff. He went on to score exactly 150 in what was yet another memorable innings from one of the greats of the game. Australia failed to push home the advantage that their captain had provided however, and a nailbiting finale saw the game finish in a draw after England's last wicket pair of James Anderson and Monty Panesar batted out the last 69 balls. The centre pictures above show Ricky in full flow during his Cardiff 150 whilst the left hand photo shows him pulling during his knock of 38 in Australia's 1st innings of the drawn 3rd test at Edgbaston. It was during this innings that Ponting became the most prolific run scorer in Australian Test cricket history by overtaking the previous record of 11, 174 set by Allan Border, whose 156 Test career ended in South Africa in 1994 (Ricky himself took 134 Tests to reach the mark). Border, a former national selector as well as captain, praised Ponting as being a deserved holder of the record: "Clearly, I am a great admirer, having been involved in Ricky's selection in many great Australian sides, and having enjoyed watching him closely on more occasions than I can remember as a cricket media commentator as well" he said.

 

Date Test Venue 1st 2nd Ct
24/07/97 4 Leeds 127 dnb 1
07/08/97 5 Nottingham 9 45 0
21/08/97 6 The Oval 40 20 0
20/11/98 1 Brisbane 21 dnb 1
28/11/98 2 Perth 11 dnb 2
11/12/98 3 Adelaide 5 10 1
05/07/01 1 Birmingham 11 dnb 1
19/07/01 2 Lord's 14 4 2
02/08/01 3 Nottingham 14 17 3
16/08/01 4 Leeds 144 72 0
23/08/01 5 The Oval 62 dnb 1
07/11/02 1 Brisbane 123 3 4
21/11/02 2 Adelaide 154 dnb 1
29/11/02 3 Perth 68 dnb 0
26/12/02 4 Melbourne 21 30 1
02/01/03 5 Sydney 7 11 0
* 21/07/05 1 Lord's 9 42 0
* 04/08/05 2 Birmingham 61 0 2
* 11/08/05 3 Manchester 7 156 0
* 25/08/05 4 Nottingham 1 48 1
* 08/09/05 5 The Oval 35 dnb 1
* 23/11/06 1 Brisbane 196 60* 1
* 01/12/06 2 Adelaide 142 49 0
* 14/12/06 3 Perth 2 75 0
* 26/12/06 4 Melbourne 7 dnb 2
* 02/01/07 5 Sydney 45 dnb 1
* 08/07/09 1 Cardiff 150 dnb 2
* 16/07/09 2 Lord's 2 38 2
* 30/07/09 3 Birmingham 38 5 1
* 07/08/09 4 Leeds 78 dnb 3
* 20/08/09 5 The Oval 8 66 3
* 25/11/10 1 Brisbane 10 51* 1
* 03/12/10 2 Adelaide 0 9 0
* 16/12/10 3 Perth 12 1 2
* 26/12/10 4 Melbourne 10 20 1
 
Summary of above matches
M Runs HS Ave 100s 50s W BB Ave 5w Ct
35 2476 196 44.21 8 9 1 1-9 27.00 0 41