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Captain Michael Clarke trumped Ricky Ponting as Australia's highest run scorer in a calendar year with another century as his team clamped an iron grip on the second Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. 

Australia batsman Michael Clarke cuts a ball on the second day of the second Test on December 27, 2012 in Melbourne. Clarke trumped Ricky Ponting as Australia's highest runscorer in a calendar year with another century as his team clamped an iron grip on the match against Sri Lanka.

Clarke eclipsed Ponting's previous national record of 1,544 runs and went on to score 106 to continue his stellar 2012 as another heavy defeat loomed for the hapless Sri Lankans in Melbourne after losing the opening Test by 137 runs.

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