|Fifth century of the year!|
Clarke's knock of 106 today is the the lowest 100 plus score by him this year, as on the four previous occasions he had crossed the 200 mark. The Sri Lankan bowlers must have surely been sighing a relief when they saw him walk back after Eranga forced the Australian skipper into playing a loose shot, and happy that he hadn't converted the score to even a bigger one.
Clarke this year has scored a century (106 today vs. Sri Lanka), three double centuries (210 vs. India, 259* and 230 vs. South Africa), and a triple century (329* vs. India). His four scores of two hundred or more has already put him ahead of Bradman and Ponting. But to put all this into some perspective, let's compare it with some other numbers.
|Most runs in a single calendar year by an Australian. (click to enlarge)|
|Clarke's career stats and 2012 stats comparison. (click to enlarge)|
Clarke has been living a dream this year and I'm sure he'll remember this year forever. He led Australia to some memorable wins, and slowly is overseeing the rise of the Australian team. He played in the IPL and made an impact and even off the field, he made his conquest, getting married to Kyly Boldy. Perhaps that has been another reason for his awesome run.