No fairytale finish for Ricky Ponting

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 13:05 [IST]
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Perth, Dec 1: There was no fairytale ending for Ricky Ponting as he was dismissed for just four runs in his final Test at the WACA on Saturday.


Ponting, playing his 168th and last Test, against South Africa, was adjudged LBW off Vernon Philander for four off seven balls. However, the former Australia captain reviewed the decision but the third umpire Billy Bowden of New Zealand upheld the on-field umpire Asad Rauf's decision.

No fairytale finish for Ricky Ponting

The Tasmanian got a rousing reception as he walked into bat and also when he left the field after his dismissal.

The right-hander, however, might get another chance to bow out on a high. He could bat again in the second innings of the Test.

The 37-year-old Ponting, who equalled Steve Waugh's Australian record of most Test appearances of 168 in this match, made his debut in 1995.

With another low score, Ponting's struggles with the bat have continued. In the current series, he has scores of 0, 4, 16 and now another single-digit.


Story first published:  Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11:53 [IST]
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