Saturday, May 31, 2008

Ponting passes Test run milestone

Australia captain Ricky Ponting became the seventh batsman to make 10,000 Test runs as his side dominated the first day of the second Test in Antigua.Ponting needed 61 to become the third Australian to reach the milestone after Allan Border and Steve Waugh.He reached the target after tea with a drive off Ramnaresh Sarwan but was dismissed soon afterwards for 65.Ponting was playing in his 118th Test for Australia and he is third fastest to reach this landmark.Though he has around for nearly 14 yrs but he is still not considered among the greats of modern day cricket.He is not too stylish or elegant when compared to Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar who are the greats of the modern day cricket.Still he has to prove lot to prove his critics wrong.

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