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    As Graeme Smith sets out to become the first player to lead in 100 Test matches. Graeme Smith will become the first player to captain a side in 100 Test matches when South Africa take on Pakistan in the first Test at Johannesburg.
    Smith made his captaincy debut for South Africa at the age of 22 years 82 days. Only the Nawab Pataudi had led a Test side at a younger age at that time.



    Since then, Smith has played a very important role in South Africa's remarkable success in the longer version of the game, taking them to the No 1 position in the ICC Test rankings. And all this while not letting the captaincy burden affect his batting.
    Captaincy record:
    Mts Won Lost Drawn Tied Win% W/L
    Overall 99 47 26 26 0 47.47 1.81
    at home 45 25 13 7 0 55.55 1.92
    abroad 54 22 13 19 0 40.74 1.69

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    Allan Border
    When he took over the captaincy reins from Kim Hughes, the Australian team was in tatters. It was Border who transformed the side into a world-class side.
    Border captained Australia in 93 Tests at a stretch - a record that still stands and is highly unlikely to be broken anytime soon.
    Captaincy record:
    Mts Won Lost Drawn Tied Win% W/L
    Overall 93 32 22 38 1 34.41 1.45
    at home 51 19 11 21 0 37.25 1.73
    abroad 42 13 11 17 1 30.95 1.18

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    Stephen Fleming
    Figures don't really show how shrewd was Fleming as a captain. The lack of resources at his disposal did not allow Fleming to go for the kill as he would have liked at times.
    His man-management along with his ability to perform under pressure earned him the respect from fellow-teammates and opponents.
    Shane Warne praised him as the best captain in world cricket and Graeme Swann recently said that Fleming was one of the two best captains he has ever seen.
    Captaincy record:
    Mts Won Lost Drawn Tied Win% W/L
    Overall 80 28 27 25 0 35.00 1.04
    at home 38 18 11 9 0 47.37 1.64
    abroad 42 10 16 16 0 23.81 0.63

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    Ricky Ponting
    The Australian side under Ponting changed the way Test cricket is played. It was Ponting who made winning a mantra for his side. Whatever be the circumstances, his side always played for a win.

    Between 2005 and 2008 a Ponting-led Australia won 16 Tests on the trot - longest winning sequence for any captain in Test cricket.
    Captaincy record:
    Mts Won Lost Drawn Tied Win% W/L
    Overall 77 48 16 13 0 62.34 3.00
    at home 39 29 5 5 0 74.36 5.80
    abroad 38 19 11 8 0 50.00 1.73

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    Clive Llyod
    No other team in cricket history dominated as completely as the West Indies under Lloyd did. There was an aura around this team that would just intimidate the opponents.
    Though some critics argue that his only role was to rotate his bowlers, it was Lloyd who managed to unite individuals from the disparate nations of the Caribbean into a harmonious team.
    Such was the dominance of this side that they played a record 27 Tests without defeat between 1982 and 1984. Between March and November 1984, they won a then-record 11 Tests in a row including England's 5-0 whitewash in England -- the first and only 5-0 whitewash by a touring side.
    Captaincy record:
    Mts Won Lost Drawn Tied Win% W/L
    Overall 74 36 12 26 0 48.65 3.00
    at home 24 13 2 9 0 54.17 6.50
    abroad 50 23 10 17 0 46.00 2.30

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    Steve Waugh
    The Australian team was going through a transition when Steve Waugh took over the reins from Mark Taylor. Waugh was lucky to inherit some excellent cricketers from Taylor and find several more emerging ones.
    It was to Waugh's credit that he recognised their talent and propelled them to ever higher levels of achievement. This Australian team set a few benchmarks for themselves. Trying to win every match was a given.
    Scoring 300 runs in a day soon became a norm. This Australian side just brushed aside opponents. Between 1999 and 2001 they won 16 Tests in a row, before coming across a strong Indian side.
    Captaincy record:
    Mts Won Lost Drawn Tied Win% W/L
    Overall 57 41 9 7 0 71.93 4.56
    at home 29 22 2 5 0 75.86 11.00
    Abroad 28 19 7 2 0 67.86 2.71

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