Dravid becomes 3rd highest Test run-getter
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Centurion, Dec 17: Rahul Dravid on Thursday overtook former West Indian captain Brian Lara as the third highest run-getter in the history of Test cricket when he reached 11 in the first of the three-match series against South Africa.
Coming into the match needing 11 runs to surpass Lara's 11,953 in the all-time run-getter's list, Dravid reached the milestone with a double, clipping Dale Steyn off the back foot towards the square-leg region at the SuperSport Park.
Dravid, who has an average of 53.31 before this Test, achieved the feat in his 148th match.
His teammate and Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar leads the chart with 14,366 runs from 175 Tests, followed by Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who till date has scored 12,332 runs from 151 matches.
Dravid is also just one short of becoming the first cricketer to take 200 catches in Test cricket.
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