Ponting overtakes Dravid to become second highest Test run scorer

Apr 24, 2012, 13:40 IST | ANI

Ricky Ponting recently pipped Rahul Dravid for the second position as highest run-getter in Test cricket.

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting overtook India''s Rahul Dravid to become the second highest Test run scorer during the opening day of the third Test against the West Indies.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. Photo: AFP

Ponting edged past Dravid''s career total of 13,288 runs after scoring 23. He was caught by West Indies captain Darren Sammy at leg-slip off off- spinner Shane Shillingford.

Veteran Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has the highest total of Test runs with 15,470 at an average of 55.44, Sport 24 reports.

Dravid retired from international cricket last month.

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