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Ponting announces retirement from Test cricket

Australia's Ricky Ponting has announced this week's clash with South Africa will be his last, bringing an end to a remarkable 17-year Test career.

Ponting fit and fired up for the Proteas

Australia's ageing batsman Ricky Ponting says he's put himself through a gruelling training regime to be ready to face South Africa.

Aussies take control against West Indies

Half-centuries from Ed Cowan and Ricky Ponting left Australia in control at the end of the third day of the final Test against the West Indies.

Self-indulgent Ponting should quit Tests too, says Lawson

Former paceman Geoff Lawson says Ricky Ponting is being self-indulgent by remaining in Australia's Test side after being axed from the ODI team.

Ponting to focus on Tests after being dropped from ODIs

Ricky Ponting has vowed to fight on in Australia's Test team after selectors informed him of his exclusion from the limited-overs team.

Poor form gets Ponting booted from Oz’s ODI side

Ricky Ponting's one-day career appears to be over after he was dropped from the Australia team because of poor form.

India feel the heat in fourth Test against Australia

Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting's double centuries and a shaky start by India's stuttering batsman left the visitors under pressure in Adelaide.

Clarke’s double-century sets Aussies ahead

Michael Clarke hit the highest score by an Australian at the Sydney Cricket Ground to give his team the advantage in the second Test against India.

Ponting century gives Australia lead over India

Ricky Ponting broke his century dry spell while scoring a 288-run partnership with Michael Clarke on the second day of the second Test against India.

Cowan celebrates half-century on debut in India test

Ed Cowan showed impressive composure to raise a patient half-century but Ricky Ponting's century drought continued in the first test against India.

Kiwis rout Aussies with Bracewell charm

New Zealand had their first win in Australia for 26 years after they were taken to a seven-run victory by seamer Doug Bracewell in their second Test.

Relaxed Ponting has no regrets over captaincy

Ricky Ponting has no regrets about quitting the Australian captaincy and welcomed having fewer responsibilities ahead of the Test against New Zealand.

Ponting poised for Aussie hit back against Kiwis

Australia's Ricky Ponting led his team to a comeback with an unbeaten 67 on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand.

Test balanced on a knife edge ahead of Monday’s play

Hashim Amla says the second Test could now go either way after Tahir's late wicket broke up the pairing that brought Australia back from the brink.

Ponting’s career-saving knock keeps Australia alive

Ricky Ponting scored his 57th half-century to steer Australia to 142 for the loss of three wickets before bad light stopped play at Wanderers.

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