Cricket Current Affairs - 2019
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Ricky Thomas Ponting
Former captain of Australian cricket team, Ricky Ponting has announced retirement from Test cricket. His retirement has come after South Africa defeated Australia in the third test match in Perth to win the series.
- Matches: 168 (equaled Steve Waugh’s mark of 168 Test matches – the most in the history of Australian cricket.)
- Runs: 13,366
- Centuries: 41 (Second highest after Sachin Tendulkar)
- Batting Avg: 51.85
- Matches: 375
- Runs: 13,704
- Centuries: 30
- Batting Avg: 42.03
Left-handed batsman Ravidra Jadeja who plays for Saurashtra (first class cricket), created history as he scored 320 not out against Railways at Rajkot and became the first Indian to smash three first-class triple hundreds.
With this Jadeja has also joined the club of Don Bradman, Brian Lara, Bill Ponsford, Wally Hammond, WG Grace, Graeme Hick and Mike Hussey as he became only the eighth man in history to have three 300-plus scores in first-class cricket.