Ponting ticks off another milestone with Gabba ton

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Brisbane, Feb 15(ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who scored a century against West Indies at the Gabba on Sunday, marched deeper into the record books for having scored one-day centuries at every major ground in the country.

Ponting has already accumulated more international limited-overs runs and hundreds than any other Australian.

The 35-year-old would have held every batting record in world cricket if Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who seems capable of playing for as long as he is able to draw breath, was not there, The Age reports.

After being involved in over 139 Tests and 300 ODIs, Ponting is Australia's leading run-scorer in Test and ODI cricket, with more than 24,000 international runs as of September 2009.

He has scored 39 Test centuries-behind only Tendulkar (46)-and third for most runs and centuries in ODIs behind Tendulkar and Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya.

Ponting's 112-ball knock was his 29th ODI century, second on the all-time list to Tendulkar's 45.

Now another record is looming for Australia, the longest streak of undefeated matches.

Sunday's 50-run victory against West Indies in Brisbane was Australia's 20th game without loss across all three forms, sliding them up to joint second on the list with the Australian teams of 2003 and the South Africans from 2005.

At the top of the table are the Australian Test sides from 1946 to 1951, with 25 unbeaten appearances.

Australia's last defeat was a six-wicket loss to India at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi in October 2009. (ANI)

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