Hamilton: RT Ponting became the first captain in the history of one day games to completed 8000 runs as captain.
At the start of the third one day game of the Chappell-Hadlee series at Hamilton on 09.03.10, Ponting had an aggregate of 7976 runs as captain and required 24 more runs to aggregate 8000 runs. At the end of this game, his aggregate stood at 8045 runs.
He reached the milestone when on 24 during the course of his knock of 69 in the third one day game at Hamilton on 09.03.10.
His 24th run came of the fourth delivery of 22nd over of New Zealand’s innings when he drove DL Vettori uppishly to long on.
Ponting’s 8000 runs came in his 212th match as captain, 203 innings. He has scored 21 hundreds and 49 half centuries as captain.