Dravid joins 11,000 Test run club

Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 10:20 [IST]
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Dravid joins 11,000 Test run club

Ahmedabad: India's leading batsman, Rahul Dravid, on Monday became the fifth player in Test history to score more than 11, 000 Test runs.

He reached the milestone on first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad.

Dravid went into the three-match series against Sri Lanka needing 177 runs to reach the milestone and he achieved it in the opening day itself with an unbeaten 177.

Nicknamed as 'Wall', Dravid has scored 27 Test centuries and 57 half centuries.

Dravid now joins the elite list which has compatriot Sachin Tendulkar at the top with 12,777 runs in Test cricket.

West Indies batting great Brain Lara is second in the list with 11,953 runs from 131 matches, followed by the Australian duo of Ricky Ponting (11,345 runs from 136 Tests) and Alan Border (11,174 runs in 156 matches).


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