Ricky Ponting became the second Australian and 10th batsman overall to score five or more double hundreds in Tests. The Australian skipper achieved this feat by making 209 off 354 balls with 25 fours in Australian first innings on the second day of the third Test at Bellerive Oval, Hobart on Friday (January 15). Pontings fifth double century came in the 239th innings of his 142nd Test match. He made two double centuries against India and Pakistan and one double century against West Indies. It was first-ever double century at this ground. Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara held the previous record of highest individual score at this ground. He made 192 in 2007-08 series. The previous record of highest individual score by an Australian batsman was held by Michael Slatter who made 168 against New Zealand in 1993-94 series. Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke set up new record of highest ever partnership for Australia against Pakistan in Tests by adding 352 runs for the fourth wicket. They erased the previous best of 327 between Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer for the fifth wicket at Perth in 1999-2000. It was sixth best stand for the fourth wicket in Test cricket and fifth best partnership against Pakistan. Five or more double centuries in Tests: Batsman M I Runs AVG HS 100 50 200+ Bradman (Australia) 52 80 6996 99.94 334 29 13 12 Brian Lara (West Indies) 131 232 11953 52.88 400* 34 48 9 Wally Hammond (England) 85 140 7249 58.45 336* 22 24 7 Virender Sehwag (India) 72 123 6248 52.50 319 17 19 6 Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 88 147 7549 55.10 287 21 32 6 Atapattu (Sri Lanka) 90 156 5502 39.02 249 17 22 6 Jayawardene (S.Lanka) 110 182 9120 53.96 374 27 35 6 Javed Miandad (Pakistan) 124 189 8832 52.57 280* 23 43 6 Rahul Dravid (India) 137 237 11256 53.60 270 28 58 5 Ricky Ponting (Australia) 142 239 11770 55.51 257 39 50 5