FACTBOX - Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting

Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:13pm IST

Australia's Ricky Ponting plays a shot during the first day of the fourth test cricket match against India in Adelaide January 24, 2012. REUTERS/Brandon Malone/Files

Australia's Ricky Ponting plays a shot during the first day of the fourth test cricket match against India in Adelaide January 24, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Brandon Malone/Files

REUTERS - A rundown of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting's international career after he said on Thursday he will retire from test cricket after this week's third match against South Africa.

* Born: Dec 19, 1974 at Launceton, Tasmania

In tests:

* Matches: 167 (won 48 out of 77 tests as captain)

* Debut: Against Sri Lanka at Perth on December 8, 1995

* Total runs: 13366

* Second highest scorer in the world behind India's Sachin Tendulkar (15562)

* Centuries: 41

* Third highest number of centuries behind Tendulkar (51) and South Africa's Jacques Kallis (44).

* Double centuries: 6

* Batting average: 52.21

* Highest score: 257

* Wickets: 5

* Catches: 196

In ODIs:

* Matches: 375 (won 165 of 230 as captain)

* Debut: Against South Africa at Wellington on February 15, 1995

* Total runs in ODIs: 13,704

* Second highest scorer behind India's Tendulkar (18426)

* Centuries: 30

* Second highest number of centuries behind Tendulkar (49)

* Batting average: 42.03

* Highest score: 164

* Wickets: 3

* Won three 50-over World Cups as a player: 1999, 2003, 2007

* Led Australia in the last two World Cup victories.

(Compiled by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

Australian Open

Reuters Showcase

Photo

Vodafone Tax Case

India's Vodafone decision eases tax worries for Shell, others  Full Article 

Facebook Earnings

Facebook Earnings

Facebook tops Wall Street revenue target in 4th quarter.  Full Article 

Japanese Hostage

Japanese Hostage

Islamic State said to set new deadline for hostage swap  Full Article 

Cricket World Cup

Cricket World Cup

Batting holds key for team India in World Cup  Full Article 

Photo

Australian Open

Serena fends off Keys to book blockbuster Sharapova final   Full Article | Related Story 

Road To Development

Road To Development

Build better roads in developing world to bolster food supplies - study  Full Article 

Photo

Laser Pioneer Dies

Laser's co-inventor, Nobel laureate Charles Townes, dead at 99  Full Article 

New ODI Record

New ODI Record

Sri Lanka's Sangakkara breaks ODI record for dismissals  Full Article 

Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya refugees say traffickers in Malaysia abuse and kill.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage