Clarke-Ponting's record stand, best ever at venue

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Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 12:13 [IST]
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Ponting-Clarke's stand sets new record

Adelaide, Jan 25: Australian skipper Michael Clarke and former skipper Ricky Ponting set a new record with a massive 386-run partnership against India on the second day of the Adelaide Test on Wednesday.

[Scorecard: Fourth Test; India Vs Australia, Adelaide]

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Records continue to tumble in Border-Gavaskar Trophy, as Australians are setting new records every passing day. Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke having registered a massive 288 for the fourth wicket in Sydney, continued their good work in Adelaide too as they have set a new record after posting 386 runs.

Clarke and Ponting's double tons caused more trouble as they posted a mammoth 604/7 before declaring their first innings in the fourth Test at Adelaide on Wednesday.

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The duo's partnership of 386 runs is the fourth highest of all time for Australia (while all the three previous stands featured Don Bradman in the list) and also the best ever at Adelaide eclipsing the earlier record of 341 held by South Africans Eddie Barlow and Graeme Pollock since 1964.

Clarke and Ponting have been outstanding in the on-going series against India as they have scored 589 and 484 runs respectively.

Clarke has been at his best this series, as he registered his career-best 329* at Sydney and 210 in Adelaide. Similarly Ricky Ponting too, silenced the critics in style as he posted 134 and 221 in Sydney and Adelaide.

With this record, Clarke has also posted a massive 557 runs in the calendar year 2012, while he managed only 618 in the year 2011.

With three more days left for the Test match to get over, many records await Adelaide as it has already witnessed a few in the first two days.


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