BRISBANE Ricky Ponting marches deeper into the record books. Having already accumulated more international limited-overs runs and hundreds than any other Australian, ditto for Tests, his punishing 106 against the West Indies yesterday gave him the added distinction of having scored one-day centuries at every major ground in the country. The only element of shock-horror in his latest honour is that its taken this long for a colossus of the modern era to make a ton at the Gabba. Ponting would hold every meaningful batting record in world cricket if it werent for the presence of a diminutive Indian master who seems capable of playing for as long as hes able to draw breath, the 36-year-old Sachin Tendulkar. Now another record is looming for Australia: the longest streak of undefeated matches in cricket history. Last nights 50-run victory was Australias 20th game without loss across all three forms, sliding them up to joint second on the list with the Australian teams of 2003 and the South Africans from 2005. Top of the pile, with 25 unbeaten appearances, are the Australian Test sides from 1946 to 1951. The Windies failed to justify captain Chris Gayles baffling decision to bowl first, Australia piling on 7-324. Wavell Hinds and Kieron Pollard took two of the most spectacularly athletic catches you would ever wish to see, and a bouncer from Pollard struck Cameron White under the left ear and left him with a bruise the size of the six-stitcher that caused it but they were only fleeting moments of brilliance for the outgunned tourists in front of 20,088 spectators. Gayle smashed six fours in a quickfire 34 but losing his wicket to Doug Bollinger was the beginning of the end. Unless Gayle scored 150 and then some, the Windies would lose. It was that simple even with Pollards bruising 62. Gayles bat-second theory, in a nutshell, is that bowling is his sides weakness so he wants to get it over and done with as soon as possible. He might have a point. He might also be off his rocker. His bowlers had to toil in stifling temperatures before the Australian quicks came out in the cool of the evening. Gayles top order failed to overcome the significant mental hurdle of needing to chase 300-plus. White was injured in bizarre circumstances. Facing Pollard, who bowls nothing more than medium pace, he took his eyes off a bouncer timed at an unthreatening 121km/h. It struck him under the ear, he stumbled away, dropped his bat and fell to his haunches as the teams physiotherapist ran onto the ground. He made 63. X-rays later cleared him of serious injury. Pontings 112-ball knock was his 29th ODI century, the most by an Australian and second on the all-time list. Tendulkar has 45. Australias last defeat was a six-wicket loss to India at Delhi in October. SCOREBOARD AUSTRALIA innings (50 overs maximum) SR Watson c Hinds b Smith 26 TD Paine c Pollard b Sammy 24 RT Ponting c Rampaul b Smith 106 CL White c Sammy b Miller 63 AC Voges c Miller b Rampaul 16 MEK Hussey b Pollard 23 JR Hopes c Smith b Sammy 42 MG Johnson not out 7 RJ Harris not out 0 EXTRAS: (lb 11, w 6) 17 TOTAL: (7 wickets; 50 overs) 324 Did not bat: NM Hauritz, DE Bollinger Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Watson, 6.1 ov), 2-95 (Paine, 15.3 ov), 3-226 (White, 39.5 ov), 4-252 (Voges, 42.5 ov), 5-252 (Ponting, 43.1 ov), 6-304 (Hussey, 48.2 ov), 7-318 (Hopes, 49.4 ov) BOWLING DR Smith 8-0-59-2-7.37(1w) R Rampaul 10-0-68-1-6.80 DJG Sammy 8-0-44-2-5.50 KA Pollard 7-0-45-1-6.42 NO Miller 10-0-55-1-5.50 CH Gayle 1-0-9-0-9.00(1w) N Deonarine 6-0-33-0-5.50 WEST INDIES innings (target: 325 from 50 overs) CH Gayle c Paine b Bollinger 34 TM Dowlin c Paine b Harris 8 LMP Simmons c Hauritz b Hopes 1 N Deonarine c Harris b Hauritz 53 WW Hinds run out (Hopes) 20 D Ramdin b Bollinger 15 KA Pollard c Hussey b Johnson 62 DR Smith not out 59 DJG Sammy b Harris 0 NO Miller not out 5 EXTRAS: (b 2, lb 6, w 9) 17 TOTAL: (8 wickets; 50 overs) 274 Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Dowlin, 5.5 ov), 2-44 (Gayle, 6.2 ov), 3-55 (Simmons, 10.1 ov), 4-100 (Hinds, 20.6 ov), 5-127 (Deonarine, 27.3 ov), 6-146 (Ramdin, 30.4 ov), 7-248 (Pollard, 47.1 ov), 8-265 (Sammy, 48.6 ov) BOWLING DE Bollinger 10-1-44-2-4.40(1w) RJ Harris 10-0-64-2-6.40(1w) JR Hopes 6-1-39-1-6.50 MG Johnson 10-0-55-1-5.50(5w) NM Hauritz 10-1-47-1-4.70 AC Voges 4-0-17-0-4.25(1w) Match details Series: Australia led the 5-match series 3-0 Player of the match: RT Ponting Umpires: BF Bowden (New Zealand) and PR Reiffel TV umpire: BNJ Oxenford Match referee: J Srinath (India)