Michael Clarke surpasses Don Bradman

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Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013, 13:15 [IST]
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Michael Clarke surpasses Don Bradman

Chennai, Feb 22: Australia captain Michael Clarke surpassed Sir Don Bradman during the first Test against India here at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday.

Clarke, when on 11, completed 7,000 Test runs. He moved from 6,996 runs (Bradman's runs in Test cricket) with a boundary during the second session of first day's play. Overall, the Australian skipper is the 10th from his country to reach the milestone.

Clarke is currently playing his 90th Test. Bradman had scored 6,996 runs in just 52 Tests at an average of 99.94 with 29 centuries. Clarke has 22 tons so far.

The right-hander made his Test debut against India in Bangalore in 2004. He announced his arrival with a century. Last year, he was the highest scorer with more than 1,500 Test runs in 2012.

Australia batsmen with 7,000 or more Test runs

Ricky Ponting 13,378 (168 Tests)

Allan Border 11,174 (156)

Steve Waugh 10,927 (168)

Matthew Hayden 8,625 (103)

Mark Waugh 8,029 (128)

Justin Langer 7,696 (105)

Mark Taylor 7,525 (104)

David Boon 7,422 (107)

Greg Chappell 7,110 (87)

Michael Clarke 7,000 (still batting) (90th match in progress)


Story first published:  Friday, February 22, 2013, 13:10 [IST]
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