List of Ricky Ponting's achievements and statistics

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Ricky Ponting has scored more centuries in Test cricket and One Day Internationals than any other Australian player

Ricky Thomas Ponting (born 19 December 1974 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia), nicknamed Punter,is the former captain of the Australian cricket team. He is a specialist right-handed batsman, slips and close catching fielder, as well as a very occasional bowler. He represents the Tasmanian Tigers in Australian domestic cricket and plays in the Indian Premier League with the Mumbai Indians.[1]

Awards[edit]

Ponting was the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2003 and one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year for 2006.[2] He has been the Allan Border Medalist a record four times in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009 (with Michael Clarke) . Ponting has won the award of Australia's best Test player in 2003, 2004 and 2007 and Australia's best One Day International player in 2002 and 2007.[3] He was selected as the ICC World XI captain for the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal charity match against the ACC Asian XI in 2004–05 and scored a match winning 115 off 102 deliveries.[4]

International Performances[edit]

Overall Performances[edit]

  • Most International runs by an Australian Batsman in combination of Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International: 27,227 International Runs
  • Most International Centuries by an Australian Batsman and second of all time: 71 International Centuries

Test Match Performances[edit]

After making his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Perth in 1995–6, Ponting has become one of Test crickets most prolific captains and batsman, creating many records in the process:

  • Second to Graeme Smith (South Africa) for most Test victories as captain: 48
  • Most consecutive Test victories won as captain: 16, shared with Steve Waugh
  • Most Test caps by an Australian Player: 168 Test caps 168 shared with Steve Waugh
  • Most Test runs by an Australian: 13,346 runs. During the third Ashes Test in 2009 he overtook Allan Border's 11,174 runs record, this moved him into third place in the all-time list of run-scorers. He is currently second in the all-time list behind Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Most Test centuries by an Australian: 41
  • Most Test centuries in a calendar year by an Australian: 7 in 2006
  • Most Test runs in a calendar year by an Australian: 1,544 in 2005. He has passed 1,000 test runs in a calendar year on five separate occasions, in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2008.
  • Leading run scorer on Australian soil, surpassing the previous record holder Allan Border's mark of 5,743 set in 86 Tests between 1978 and 1994. Ponting did this during the second innings of the Third Test against India in Perth in January 2008[8]
  • Most Centuries on Home Soil (Australia): 23 out of 41
  • Most Test Catches by an Australian fielder (non-wicket-keeper): 191 Catches
  • Equal most times (3) scoring 100 runs in both innings of a Test, shared with Sunil Gavasker
  • He's only batsman in the history of cricket to score both centuries in his 100th test match - achieved against South Africa in 2005 scoring 120 and 143*
  • First batsman to score over 1,000 runs at four individual grounds (Adelaide Oval, the Gabba, MCG and SCG).
  • Highest Test score by a batsman in a losing side: 242 against India, Adelaide 2003–04
  • Seventh overall and the third Australian batsman in history to pass 10,000 Test Runs; Achieved against the West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound West Indies 2008
  • Third overall and the second Australian batsman in history to pass 11,000 Test runs: Achieved against England at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff Wales 2009
  • Second overall and the first Australian batsman ever in history to pass 12,000 Test runs: Achieved against Pakistan in Headingley in Leeds England 2010
  • Third overall and the first Australian batsman ever in history to pass 13,000 Test runs: Achieved against India at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide Australia 2012.[9]
  • The first cricketer to be involved in 100 Test victories achieved the feat against Sri Lanka in the 1st Test at Galle
  • The fifth batsman in history to score double-centuries in back-to-back test matches: 242 at Adelaide and 257 at the MCG against India in 2003-04.
  • The first ever Australian batman to score 40 or more Test Centuries for Australia: Achieved against India Sydney 2011-12
  • Most Double Centuries against one team: 3 against India 257, 242 and 221
  • Most Test centuries against one team: 8 against India
  • Most runs in a calendar decade, 9103 in odis and9458 in tests in 2000s.
  • Most Innings score 50+ by an Australian Batsman: 101 scores are which he scored with 50 runs or more
  Batting[10] Fielding[11]
Opposition Matches Runs Average High score 100s / 50s Catches
 Bangladesh 4 260 65.00 118* 1 / 2 4
 England 35 2476 44.21 196 8 / 9 41
ICC World XI 1 100 50.00 54 0 / 1 1
 India 29 2411 52.41 257 8 / 11 34
 New Zealand 17 1076 53.80 157* 2 / 6 25
 Pakistan 15 1537 66.82 209 5 / 6 16
 South Africa 23 2100 52.50 143* 8 / 11 33
 Sri Lanka 12 975 46.02 105* 1 / 7 16
 West Indies 21 1831 59.06 206 7 / 6 17
 Zimbabwe 3 290 96.66 169 1 / 1 4
Overall 162 13056 53.07 257 41 / 60 191
An innings-by-innings breakdown of Ponting's Test match batting career, showing runs scored (red bars) and the average of the last ten innings (blue line).

One Day International records[edit]

ODI debut: vs South Africa, Wellington, 1994–95.

  • Ponting's best ODI batting score of 164 was made against South Africa, Johannesburg (South Africa), 2005–06.
  • First Australian batsman to score 30 One Day International Hundreds
  • Most One Day International Runs by an Australian: 13,082
  • Most One Day International appearances by an Australian: 375
  • Most One Day International Centuries by an Australian: 30
  • Most ODI fifties by an Australian: 81
  • Most sixes in a World Cup innings (8), shared with Imran Nazir, Yuvraj Singh and Adam Gilchrist.
  • Most centuries in World Cups (4), equal with Mark Waugh, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Fifth overall and the first Australian batsman to pass 10,000 One Day International Runs: Achieved against South Africa at Warner Park in the West Indies during the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
  • Fourth overall and the first Australian batsman to pass 11,000 One Day International Runs: Achieved against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney Australia
  • Third overall and the first Australian batsman to pass 12,000 One Day International Runs: Achieved against England at SuperSport Park in Centurion South Africa
  • Third overall and the first Australian batsman to pass 13,000 One Day International Runs: Achieved against England at Kennington Oval in London England
  Batting[12] Fielding[13]
Opposition Matches Runs Average High score 100s / 50s Catches
Asia XI 1 115 115.00 115 1 / 0 1
 Bangladesh 11 243 40.50 101 1 / 1 10
 England 39 1598 48.42 126 5 / 8 17
ICC World XI 3 157 52.33 68 0 / 2 4
 India 56 2149 39.83 140* 6 / 9 15
 Ireland 2 33 33.00 33 - 2
 Kenya 3 24 12.00 18 0 / 0 3
 Namibia 1 2 2.00 2 0 / 0 2
 Netherlands 2 23 23.00 23 0 / 0 2
 New Zealand 50 1959 46.64 141* 6 / 12 24
 Pakistan 34 1088 37.51 124* 1 / 8 13
 Scotland 2 146 73.00 113 1 / 0 -
 South Africa 45 1795 40.79 164 2 / 12 10
 Sri Lanka 37 1450 43.93 124 4 / 8 15
 United States 1 8 - 8* 0 / 0 -
 West Indies 45 1475 30.58 102 2 / 12 23
 Zimbabwe 20 921 54.17 145 1 / 7 11
Overall 359 13288 42.58 164 30/ 79 155

Captaincy records[edit]

  • Most victories as ODI captain: 165[14]
  • Second-most victories as Test captain: 45
  • Most Cricket World Cups won as captain: 2, shared with Clive Lloyd
  • Most consecutive Test victories won as captain: 16, shared with Steve Waugh
  • Undefeated as Captain in World Cups (35 matches)
  • Most consecutive Ashes defeats in England: 3, shared with Billy Murdoch

Man of the Match or Series[edit]

Man of the match (Test)[edit]

Man of the Match Awards – Ricky Ponting
Runs Against City/Country Venue Result Year
[1] 96/51  Sri Lanka Kandy, Sri Lanka Asgiriya Stadium Match Drawn 1999
[2] 105*  Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Ground Match Drawn 1999
[3] 197  Pakistan Perth, Australia WACA Ground  Australia Won by inns & 20 runs 1999
[4] 157*  New Zealand Hobart, Australia Bellerive Oval Match Drawn 2001
[5] 154  England Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval  Australia Won by inns & 51 runs 2002
[6] 206/45  West Indies Port of Spain, Trinidad Queen's Park Oval Australia Won by 118 runs 2003
[7] 169/53*  Zimbabwe Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground  Australia Won by 9 wickets 2003
[8] 257/31*  India Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground  Australia Won by 9 wickets 2003
[9] 105/86*  New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park  Australia Won by 9 wickets 2005
[10] 7/156  England Manchester, England Old Trafford Match Drawn 2005
[11] 149/104*  West Indies Brisbane, Australia The GABBA  Australia Won by 379 runs 2005
[12] 120/143*  South Africa Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground  Australia Won by 8 wickets 2006
[13] 196/60*  England Brisbane, Australia The GABBA  Australia Won by 277 runs 2006
[14] 142/49  England Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval  Australia Won by 6 wickets 2006
[15] 150  England Cardiff, Wales Sophia Gardens Match Drawn 2009
[16] 209/89  Pakistan Hobart, Australia Bellerive Oval  Australia Won by 231 runs 2010

Man of the Test series[edit]

Man of the Series Awards – Ricky Ponting
Runs Average Catches Opponents Result Year
[1] 253 84.33 3  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka Won series 1-0 1999
[2] 523 130.75 3  West Indies  Australia Won series 3-1 2003
[3] 515 103.00 5  South Africa  Australia Won series 2-0 2005-06
[4] 576 182.28 4  England  Australia Won series 5-0 2006-07

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ricky T Ponting (Australia) - Man Of Match Awards (Test Cricket)". Howstat. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year" (Press release). Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  3. ^ "Ponting scoops Allan Border Medal" (Press release). Cricinfo. 2004-02-14. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Other Match: ICC World XI v Asian Cricket Council XI" (Press release). BBC. 2005-01-10. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  5. ^ Miller, Andrew (2006-03-12). "South Africa win the greatest match of all". The Bulletin. Cricinfo.com. 
  6. ^ "Steve Waugh Captains greatest XI". Cricinfo.com. 2007-02-27. 
  7. ^ "Ten Tumultuous Years". Cricinfo.com. 2009-01-14. 
  8. ^ "Cumulative runs". 
  9. ^ "Ricky Ponting reaches 13,000-run mark in Test cricket". Times of India. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  10. ^ "Statsguru – RT Pontingt– Test Batting – Career summary". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  11. ^ "Statsguru – RT Ponting– Test Fielding – Career summary". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  12. ^ "RT Ponting One-Day Internationals - Batting analysis". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  13. ^ "RT Ponting One-Day Internationals - Fielding analysis". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  14. ^ "Records - One-Day Internationals - Individual records (captains, players, umpires) - Most matches as captain". ESPNcricinfo. Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 September 2014.