A rundown of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting's international career after he said he will retire from Test cricket after this week's third match against South Africa. Born: Dec 19, 1974 at Launceton, Tasmania
Highest score: 257
Double centuries: 6
Matches: 167 (won 48 out of 77 tests as captain)
Debut: Against Sri Lanka at Perth on Dec. 8,
Total runs: 13366
Second highest scorer in the world behind India's Sachin Tendulkar (15562)
Third highest number of centuries behind Sachin Tendulkar (51) and South Africa's Jacques Kallis (44).