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Retiring Ponting won a record 108 Tests

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Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 12:41 [IST]
 
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Retiring Ponting won a record 108 Tests

Bangalore, Nov 29: One of the modern day great batsmen, Ricky Ponting, on Thursday decided to call time on his 17-year-old international career. The former Australia captain has won a record 108 Tests of his 167 in his glorious career. He is the only player in Test history to have been participated in 100 or more victories.

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Ponting, who made his Test debut at the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) ground, will coincidentally end his career at the same venue in a Test against South Africa starting from Friday (November 30).

The right-hander announced his arrival on the international scene with a 96 against Sri Lanka in December, 1995. He was all set to score a ton in his first match but was unlucky to be wrongly adjudged LBW.

When he played his first Test, he was nine days away from his 21st birthday.

Ponting's record of being on the winning side in 108 Tests for Australia, might stand for a very long time.

He is the leading player to be involved in maximum number of Test wins. Of the 108 wins, he had 30 hundreds for winning cause. Overall, he had 41 Test tons.

In his 167 Tests, he was part of the losing side on 30 occasions while the other 29 ended in draws. Four of his hundreds ended in losing cause while seven came in draws.

He averaged 59.46 in those 108 Test successes with 9,157 runs. In his 167 Tests he has amassed 13,366 runs.

Most Test wins list (top 15)

Ricky Ponting 108

Shane Warne 92

Steve Waugh 86

Glenn McGrath 84

Jacques Kallis 75

Mark Boucher 74

Adam Gilchrist 73

Mark Waugh 72

Matthew Hayden 71

Justin Langer 70

Sachin Tendulkar 66

Vivian Richards 63

Desmond Haynes 60

Gordon Greenidge 57

Rahul Dravid 56

List of Ricky Ponting's Test wins against each country (108)

Vs England 20

Vs West Indies 20

Vs South Africa 15

Vs Pakistan 13

Vs India 12

Vs New Zealand 11

Vs Sri Lanka 9

Vs Bangladesh 4

Vs Zimbabwe 3

Vs ICC World XI 1

Ponting's wins in each country

In Australia 67

England 9

South Africa 8

West Indies 8

Sri Lanka 5

New Zealand 4

United Arab Emirates 2

India 2

Bangladesh 2

Zimbabwe 1

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Story first published:  Thursday, November 29, 2012, 11:40 [IST]

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