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Dravid completes 9000 at No. 3

July 22, 2010 09:01 IST

Rahul Dravid, on Wednesday, became the second batsman in Test history to aggregate 9,000 runs while batting at No. three. 

The former India captain emulated Australia's Ricky Ponting (who had a tally of 9447 before the start of second Test against Pakistan).

In the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, Dravid could manage only 18 runs in the first innings while he fell for a fighting 44 in the second.

Leading No. 3 batsmen in Test cricket:

 

Mts

Runs

Avg

100

50

Ricky Ponting (Aus)

105

9453

58.71

32

38

Rahul Dravid (Ind)

114

9032

55.41

23

45

K Sangakkara (SL)

82

7019

58.49

21

30

Don Bradman (Aus)

40

5078

103.63

20

10

Richie Richardson (WI)

67

4711

47.11

14

21