This was always on the cards. Ricky Ponting became Australia's highest run scorer today after overtaking Allan Border in the ongoing Ashes test.
Records mean little to Ponting | Cricket Features | The Ashes - England v Australia 2009 | Cricinfo.com
With only Lara and Sachin above him, he looks good enough to get the world record by 2013.
Congrats Ricky. You are a legend.