Press Esc to close
Saturday 23 July 2016
News updated at 4:35 PM IST
Weather
Max: 24.5°C
Min : 19.5°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Ponting out for eight in final Test innings

Perth, Dec 3, 2012 (AFP)
Australia's Ricky Ponting reacts after being dismissed by South Africa's Vernon Philander at the WACA during the second day's play of the third test cricket match in Perth

Australia's Ricky Ponting was dismissed for eight in his final Test innings today, bringing the curtain down on a 17-year career that saw him become the second-greatest run scorer in history.

Ponting, who was caught by Jacques Kallis off the bowling of Robin Peterson, announced his impending retirement before the Perth Test against South Africa -- his 168th Test.

The South Africans formed a highly unusual guard of honour when the 37-year-old strode to the crease, with the Tasmanian shaking hands with Proteas skipper Graeme Smith as he came out.

Ponting got off the mark with a trademark pull shot for four off Morne Morkel from the fifth ball he faced, but lasted just 23 deliveries before he was dismissed just before lunch.

He finishes his career with 13,378 Test runs at 51.85, including 41 centuries, while sharing the record for Test appearances for his country with his predecessor as captain, Steve Waugh.

Ponting is behind only India's Sachin Tendulkar on the all-time list of leading Test runscorers.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Villagers along with their cattle wade through a Banana raft from the flood affected village...

Villagers along with their cattle wade through a Banana raft from the flood affected village...

A fan sports painting Rajinikanth's Kabali on his body at the release of his new film 'Kabali' ...

A fan sports painting Rajinikanth's Kabali on his body at the release of his new film 'Kabali' ...

A Peacock at the Zoo in Surat, Gujarat on Friday...

A Peacock at the Zoo in Surat, Gujarat on Friday...

Women Congress members holding a protest over women's safety issue outside Delhi CM Arvind...

Women Congress members holding a protest over women's safety issue outside Delhi CM Arvind...

A Security jawan guards in a street during curfew and strike in Srinagar for the 14th consecutive..

A Security jawan guards in a street during curfew and strike in Srinagar for the 14th consecutive..

A child plays with his toy car as a security jawan stands guard during curfew and strike...

A child plays with his toy car as a security jawan stands guard during curfew and strike...

Nominated Rajya Sabha member and boxer Mary Kom at Parliament during monsoon session in New Delhi...

Nominated Rajya Sabha member and boxer Mary Kom at Parliament during monsoon session in New Delhi...

Rajanikanth fans blasting crackers for Kabali film release in front of Urvashi Theatre...

Rajanikanth fans blasting crackers for Kabali film release in front of Urvashi Theatre...

Rajanikanth fans celebrating in front of Balaji Theatre for Kabali film release first day...

Rajanikanth fans celebrating in front of Balaji Theatre for Kabali film release first day...

A scene from the Rajanikanth movie 'Kabali' which release in Bengaluru...

A scene from the Rajanikanth movie 'Kabali' which release in Bengaluru...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523