Ponting goes on and on and on ...
Less than three months after he scored twin centuries in his hundredth test
, Ricky Ponting went past yet another milestone today, against South Africa at Durban, when he scored his 29th test century
, drawing level with Sir Don Bradman. He is at #5 in the list
of top century makers. Only Tendulkar
have scored more centuries among batsmen still in action.
Ponting and Dravid continue
to chase each other's stats
. They're now separated by 2 tests, 2 not outs, 122 runs and .05 batting average points. Ponting obviously has the greater number of centuries, Dravid has more fifties. Dravid leads on the catches front
, with 138 catches to Ponting's 116. I'm fairly sure Ponting has more run-outs.
We're privileged to watch two totally contrasting masters go neck and neck towards greatness, as if they're not there already!
The other unfortunate coincidence between the two is that they both ended up with plenty of egg on the face after sending England in
at Old Trafford
and Wankhede Stadium