Ponting was one of Australia's few effective players during the tour and was Man-of-the-Series, ending with 253 runs at 84.33. He was questioned, particularly on Australia's recent habit of often not playing a specialist/regular spinner. They comfortably accounted for Pakistan in the final, winning by eight wickets, after they were set a target of 132. In an attempt to increase the run-rate with pinch hitter Brendon Julian, Ponting scored an unbeaten 18 from 10 balls at number four. Now Ricky Ponting is the world's best batsman. Australia then won a three-Test tour against New Zealand away 2–0. The rest of the team decided they wanted to look uniform although they wore their Baggy Greens in Jamaica's second innings. The left-hander was perceived to be a better player of spin and a better prospect on the dry pitches of the Indian subcontinent than Ponting. [204] Ponting scored 38 in Australia's second innings, as the match ended in a draw. [71] After the twin defeats, pundits doubted whether Australia could make the semi-finals let alone win the tournament. Despite Tasmania losing four quick wickets, they won with four wickets in hand. Up to this point, Ponting's prolific form with the bat in 2003 had tapered away following his ascension to the captaincy and he had not made a century in eight Tests, a long period by his standards. 3 position in the Australian batting order at the expense of the dropped Justin Langer, while Damien Martyn took Ponting's former spot at No. He added a fifty in the next match and ended the series with 248 runs at 49.60. [112] Australian captain Steve Waugh began calling this the "Final Frontier". I didn't realise we were the only single guys there. Ponting struck 62 not out in the second innings as Australia won by nine wickets in the Second Test in Melbourne, and then brought up his maiden century as captain, scoring 207 in the New Year's Test in Sydney, which ended in another convincing nine-wicket triumph. [256] "It's probably one of the best one-day series I have ever been involved in, with all the injuries and setbacks at the start of this tour", Ponting said. [69] Australia won the latter match by an innings and Ponting scored 68 in the Third Test in Perth as Australia took an unassailable 3–0 lead. Whether it's in the fielding practice, the nets, the way he holds himself off the field—every time he speaks, these young guys just listen, they hang on every word he says. The last over started with the Africans needing nine runs with one wicket in hand. His innings helped Australia complete a 3–0 series victory. [69][107] Ponting was the leading scorer for the series, compiling 375 runs at 125.00. [71] Australia amassed their biggest total of the series in the fifth match, with Ponting contributing a run-a-ball 45. [166], After the first two matches the score was 1–1, having lost Glenn McGrath during the warm-up at Edgbaston and falling short of victory by just 3 run. This was only the ninth ever century partnership by debutants in Test cricket. [171] At the end of the match Ponting was jointly awarded Man of the Match with Herschelle Gibbs. Though Australia collapsed when Ponting was dismissed for a patient 32 in pursuit of low total they won by two wickets. Praveen Amre Appointed Assistant Coach Of Delhi Capitals, Ricky Ponting Head Coach Ads से है परेशान? He had scored 515 runs at 103.00. In regards to the racism issue, Ponting denied he did anything wrong by singularly reporting Harbhajan Singh for being abusive. Ponting came into the Test series with first-class scores of 53, 37 and 155 behind him. [42] The selectors ended up choosing Western Australian batsman Damien Martyn for the tour, with Ponting selected in the Academy squad captained by Justin Langer, which toured India and Sri Lanka for seven games in August–September 1993. In the first innings of the fourth Test, Ponting stood his ground while on 0 after edging to slips and refused to go off the field without a TV replay. [327], Throughout his career in international cricket, Ponting has been involved in the writing of a number of diaries on Australian cricket, which depict his experiences during the cricketing year. [282], In the 2011–12 Australian summer, a disappointing series draw with New Zealand gave rise to calls for Ponting to be removed from the team following perceived underperformances. For his performances in 2006, he was named in the World Test XI by ICC.[169]. Ricky Ponting will help coach Australia’s Indian Premier League stars while they quarantine in Sydney, returning to the national team set-up fold for the first time since last year’s World Cup. England toured for the 2002–03 Australian season, and Ponting struck 123 in the First Test in Brisbane. In reply, South Africa started strongly, talking 45 from the first nine overs without the loss of a wicket. [276], Ponting retained the captaincy of Australia for the 2011 World Cup in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. [203] In the Second Test, Ponting became the seventh player and third Australian to score 10,000 Test runs. Australia won the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy in India, finally winning the ODI tournament that had eluded them despite their World Cup success. Starting with that 2001 Ashes series he has batted No. re 51....whether the aussies actually do any good this year or not, time will tell...they'll be coming to play though...what's even more significant is that an ex-player with the credentials of ponting is willing to offer his services to the team at a time when a lot of healing is going on...it's another positive step in the right direction... Could anyone see the ECB doing this, there has to be a reason why most of our best cricketers have gone into media. [123] "I have had some amazing times and some proud moments in my career, but the events at the Wanderers have topped the lot. [178], Australia started its World Cup campaign with three group matches played at Warner Park, St Kitts. Ponting top-scored with a brilliant 140 not out from 121 balls. Ricky Thomas Ponting AO (born 19 December 1974) is an Australian cricket coach, commentator, and former cricketer. The First Test in Brisbane was drawn after both sides posted large batting totals. The Second Test in Hobart, saw Ponting score 31 (66 balls) and 53 not out (2 fours and a six) in front of his home crowd, as Australia wrapped up the series 2–0. Brad Hogg, the regular ODI spinner had also retired prior to the series, and Beau Casson made his debut in the final Test. In a match spread out over two days, Australia comfortably defeated the home side by 103 runs. [273] Ponting missed the Fifth Test due to a finger injury, and Michael Clarke stood in as Australia's captain. The following delivery saw Ponting use his feet in an attempt to get to the pitch of the ball but missed the shot and was consequently stumped. In a drawn match Ponting compiled a half-century. [12] He continued to play cricket around the world. Despite South Africa being 160 without loss in the 21st over, they crumbled, losing 9 wickets for just 74 runs. [105] He scored 31 as Australia won their inaugural Test against Zimbabwe by nine wickets. He scored a century in the latter, but managed just five against Middlesex in the last match before the Fourth Test. Indian captain Sourav Ganguly controversially sent the Australians in to bat, citing cloud cover, but Ponting's batsmen attacked immediately and put the Indian bowlers under pressure. Despite this recent run of poor scores, Ponting was promoted to the key No. In the first Test against South Africa in Perth, starting in December, Ponting again had to reduce his reliance on his preferred pace bowlers, and rely more on spinners due to a slow over rate. In a tournament hosted in Bangladesh, South Africa were eventual victors, defeating the West Indies in the final. 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