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Michael Clarke has been in phenomenal touch scoring four scores of over 200 in 2012 © Getty Images

Chennai: Feb 22, 2013

 

Australian captain Michael Clarke has become the 10th Australian to score 7000 Test runs. He achieved the milestone during the first innings of the first Test against India at Chennai.

Clarke took over the captaincy a couple of years ago and has been in brilliant form since. In fact, his returns during 2012 were outstanding as he had four scores of over 200 in the year.

Clarke achieved the milestone in the land where he made his debut make in 2004. He announced his arrival to Test cricket with a fantastic knock of 151.


  T R Ave
Ricky Ponting 168 13378 51.85
Allan Border 156 11174 50.56
Steve Waugh 168 10927 51.06
Matthew Hayden 103 8625 50.73
Mark Waugh 128 8029 41.81
Justin Langer 105 7696 45.27
Mark Taylor 104 7525 43.49
David Boon 107 7422 43.65
Greg Chappell 87 7110 53.86
Michael Clarke 90 7003*     52.65