Aussie Ricky Ponting became the first man to score centuries in both innings of his Test match. Ricky completed his second hundred on this day (January in 2006 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a Test against South Africa which Australia won.
THE MOST SUCCESS CAPTAIN IN THE HISTORY OF TEST CRICKET: The winningest player and the most successful captain in the history of Test cricket, Australia's most successful run-getter, and the owner of the most famous (and arguably the most pleasing) pull shot in cricket was was born on this day (December 19) in 1974. His name: Ricky Ponting. You can read more about the great man by clicking on that majestic picture.