Ricky Ponting snares ‘run out’ world record

Australian skipper Ricky Ponting was run out for a world-record 13th time during the first day of the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.

Ponting’s 13th run out in 144 Tests beat the earlier record of 12, held jointly by fellow Australians Allan Border and Matthew Hayden.

The 35-year-old was batting on 22, when he pushed a ball to mid-off and set off for a single, but failed to beat a throw to the bowler’s end by New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori.

It was the second successive run out for Ponting, both times with opener Simon Katich as his partner, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Earlier, Ponting won the toss for the eighth successive time, dating back to the fifth ODI match against the West Indies in Melbourne on February 19.

Australia lead the series 1-0 after securing a 10-wicket win in Wellington.

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