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Ricky Ponting Test hundred as skipper

Ricky Ponting - A Test hundred as skipper .....finally!

Ricky Ponting scored his maiden Test hundred as captain of Australia only recently, after being in charge of athe Test team for a year. Coincidentally, there have been several instances of contemporary captains who have been as if not more unfortunate, and have failed to score a single century for an agonizing last six months and more.

They are:

Skippers Sequence of last scores sans ton Lat ton
Michael  Vaughan
(Eng)
12, 3,12 , 33 , 66 , 10 , 15 , 18 , 10 , 11 , 20 , 82*,54 - 346 runs @ 28.83 July 2004
Greame Smith
(SA)
23 , 74 , 65 , 17 , 37 , 47 , 0 , 71 , 0 , 55 , 9 , 5 , 74 , 2,29 - 508 runs@33.87 March 2004
Saurav Ganguly
(Ind)
2 , 12 , 37 , 73 , 16 , 77 , 45 , 5 , 9 , 57 , 40 , 71 , 88 - 532 runs @ 40.92 December 2003
Brian Lara (WI) 11 , 44 , 95 , 13 , 0 , 7 , 79 , 15 - 264 runs @ 33.00 June 2004
Marvan Atapattu
(SL)
9 , 9 , 25 , 4 , 72 , 0 , 0, 44 , 25 - 188 runs @20.89 July 2004
Habibul Bashar
(Bang)
25,20,77,8,12,22,17,94,55,10 - 340 runs @34.00 May 2004


Note: (1) Exception to this exclusive list are : New Zealand's Stephen Fleming and Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq, both of whom scored hundreds in October 2004 and Zimbabwean skipper Tatenda Taibu, who scored 153 a few days ago against Bangladesh. The other exception is of course Ponting himself.

(2) the record is correct upto the end of the day's play on Sunday , January 16 , 2005 .