Ponting leads the way, New Zealand dominated – Australia eyes 1,000th win

The Boxing Day Test is an opportunity for Australia to bring up 1,000 wins in all formats.

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Australia is on the verge of becoming the first nation to 1,000 wins in all formats of international cricket.

With 999, Australia is clear of England (774), India (710) and Pakistan (702) and can reach the 1,000 milestone during the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

Australia faces India beginning on Wednesday, with its entertaining four-Test series locked at 1-1.

We take a look at some of the numbers behind Australia's wins.

557 – Australia has won 557 one-day internationals – more than any other team.

384 – It has also won more Tests than any other team with 384.

234 – It has beaten England 234 times in 509 games.

66 – Australia has a 66 per cent win rate against New Zealand – its best against any side it has played at least 50 times.

376 – Ricky Ponting has claimed a record 376 wins.

68 – Adam Gilchrist's 68 per cent win rate is the highest of any Australia captain across all formats, of those who led the nation on at least 20 occasions.

219 – Ponting's 219 wins as captain are 80 more than any other skipper has managed.

2002 – It was in 2002 that Australia posted its biggest ever Test win, beating South Africa by an innings and 360 runs in Johannesburg.

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