In the second and final first-class match Ponting played for Tasmania in the season, he scored a more sedate 187 against New South Wales in Hobart, assuring him a place in the Test side, despite Damien Martyn (who replaced Ponting in the side when injured) scoring two centuries for Western Australia. IPL 2020: Playing ahead of Jonny Bairstow, in his second match of the IPL 2020, the batsman surprised DC head coach Ricky Ponting, who felt the … Kumble played 42 matches between 2008 and 2010 for RCB, picking up 45 wickets. [76] With Boon's retirement, Ponting was elevated to the No. Ponting scored 55 in an Australian innings victory,[69][258] before many sections of the media attacked the West Indies lack-lustre performance. After the home side took an unexpected first innings lead, Ponting scored an unbeaten 118 in the second innings to guide his team to a three-wicket win. "[93] Nevertheless, he was recalled in place of Lehmann, despite the latter's form in Pakistan. [187] The period started well for Australia; winning the first Test against Sri Lanka in Brisbane by an innings and 40 runs. 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. Marsh continued his praise of Ponting, who replaced a dropped Blewett. [173][174], For his performances in 2006, he was named in the World ODI XI by the ICC. The Delhi Capitals currently have six wins from eight games in IPL 2020, but Ricky Ponting, their head coach, feels the team is yet to play its best cricket. [278] Ponting scored 104,his first century in international cricket in over a year. [71][251] Ponting made just 12 in India's comprehensive victory in the second match, while he scored a slow 59 from 93 balls (four boundaries) in another Indian victory in the third match. [297] On 9 December 2015 Ponting also unveiled a bronze statue placed at the ground in his honour.[298]. However, he had some technical weaknesses, such as shuffling across his stumps and being trapped leg before wicket, and thrusting his bat away from his body—especially early in his innings, because he wants to move forward and across to drive rather than backwards and across to cut the ball. [171] At the end of the match Ponting was jointly awarded Man of the Match with Herschelle Gibbs. [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. Now that both had gone, critics wondered whether Australia and Ponting could maintain their success with their two main strike weapons absent. In February 2013 it was announced that he would be captaining the Mumbai Indians team in the Indian Premier League. [286] Australia sealed the series win by defeating India in Perth, and in the fourth Test in Adelaide, Ponting and Clarke beat their own record, putting on 386 runs. Prior to the Ashes defeat, Australia's dominance had prompted the ICC to organise a series against a World XI, immediately after the Ashes. The Delhi team reached the playoffs in 2019. -  K.V.S. He sustained a black eye in the fight. He scored one from six balls, as Australia successfully chased South Africa's target on a difficult batting track. It takes three ingredients to make a great player – determination, courage and skill – and he's got all three in abundance. [48], Ponting started his 1994–95 campaign with a century against eventual Shield champions Queensland in Brisbane, impressing Queensland captain Allan Border, "He's just an outstanding prospect", Border said. [19], After marrying his long-time girlfriend, law student Rianna Cantor, in June 2002, Ponting credited her as the reason for his increased maturity. Hopes, who was the team’s bowling coach in 2018 and 2019, was unable to travel with the team this year owing to personal reasons. IPL 2020: Former Australia captain and current Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting named ‘one of the best T20 bowlers in the world’, who is playing in the ongoing Indian Premier League. [299] In early 2006, in the Chappell–Hadlee Trophy, Ponting had an on-field argument with umpire Billy Bowden over signalling a no-ball because not enough players were within the inner circle. They regrouped and defeated India; however, Sri Lanka defeated Australia, this time in the final. With the retirement of experienced opening batsman Matthew Hayden—who was replaced by the uncapped 20-year-old Phillip Hughes—the Australian team that toured South Africa in February, March and April 2009 was its most inexperienced since the defections to World Series Cricket. Ponting was promoted to number three in the batting order and responded by scoring 62 from 92 balls. [15] In a fan poll conducted by the CA in 2017, he was named in the country's best Ashes XI in the last 40 years. [207] Although Australia won the three–Test series handsomely, with a 2–0 margin, they were to face stronger opposition overseas, in the next year. It depends on what we need at the time but you can probably say Ricky has his neck in front because he's been on this tour [of New Zealand]", Taylor said. England toured for the 2002–03 Australian season, and Ponting struck 123 in the First Test in Brisbane. The Third Test in Delhi saw a flat pitch, where India scored 7/613 in its first innings in which Ponting resorted to bowling himself for two overs. 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. [92] He finished the series with 215 runs at 107.50. [221] Australia were largely untroubled by New Zealand, sweeping both Tests. Ponting struck 56 from 84 balls (seven fours) in Australia's total of 551. Ponting ended his first World Cup campaign with 229 runs at 32.71. Ponting missed the victory in the First Test in Darwin due to a family bereavement, and scored 22 and 45 as the Second Test in Cairns was drawn. Drama followed, as Donald was run-out two balls later, resulting in a tie. Netizens speculate a fight between Ricky Ponting and Virat Kohli. [108] Despite all his good fortune, Ponting slid into the boundary fence and seriously damaged his ankle during the second final against Pakistan, forcing him to miss the upcoming ODI series' in New Zealand and South Africa. On 31 July, during the Third Test at Edgbaston, Ponting became the highest Australian run-scorer in the history of Test cricket, overtaking former Australian captain Allan Border's total of 11,174 in his first-innings score of 38. Ricky Ponting was destined to lead his country – I couldn't have handed Australian cricket's ultimate individual honour to a more capable and deserving man. Since assuming the mantle, Punter has shown himself to be among the top three batsmen in the world in both forms of the game, and has elevated his hunger and desire for runs to a level most can only aspire to. It was the first time anyone had scored two centuries in their 100th Test and Ponting was named man of the match and man of the series. [157][158] He hit 31 not out in the second innings in Melbourne as Australia levelled the series 1–1 and scored 25 and 47 in the drawn Fourth Test in Sydney to end as the leading run-scorer for the series, with 706 runs at 100.85. He also led Australia to ICC Champions Trophy victory twice in a row, in 2006 and 2009. Mark Waugh returned for the next match and Ponting was subsequently dropped until he replaced an out-of-form David Boon in the fifth and final match, where Ponting got a second-ball duck. In 2014, he was appointed the team's head coach. IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting lauded bowlers for restricting Royal Challengers Bangalore to 137 after the batsmen piled up 196. The issue, while minor, was solved when Ponting issued a formal apology to Pawar. Australia thus lost their first home Test series since 1992–93. Statistically, he is one of the most successful Test captains of all time, with 48 victories in 77 Tests between 2004 and 31 December 2010. Australia were untroubled during the 2005–06 home season, whitewashing the West Indies 3–0 before defeating South Africa 2–0 in three Tests. At the conclusion of the match, Ponting's batting average peaked at 59.99. Ponting and Armstrong (2008), p. 288–289. Set a record 440 to win, Australia finished on 7/381 at stumps on the final day, despite half-centuries from Gilchrist and the Waugh twins. IPL 2020: File image of Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting. The series ending poorly for Ponting, being bowled for a duck, as India won the finals. This was his 168th and last Test appearance,[9] equalling the Australian record held by Steve Waugh. Australia won two of their three-round robin matches against the Indians, but the tables were turned in the finals, which the tourists won 2–0. [28] Told to endure a 14-week lay-off, he never played competitive football again. On Tuesday, defending champions Mumbai dominated the Capitals thoroughly to not only register their fourth win against the team coached by Ponting, but also win their fifth IPL title. [72] Ponting batted in the number three position for the entire tournament, and scored six in Australia's opening match victory over Kenya. The innings included 37 boundaries and four sixes, and was so dominant, the next highest score for the innings was 61. This innings included 4 sixes and he was very aggressive. Before the tour, Australian captain Mark Taylor thought the last Test batting vacancy was possibly between Ponting and Justin Langer. The Second Test was severely interrupted by rain and Ponting scored just one in his only innings. Ponting was fined $1000 by Australian team management for the incident, and later apologised to staff. In the same year, CSK secured the services of former India pacer L. Balaji as bowling coach and Australia’s Michael Hussey as batting coach. 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 between the Tests and the ODIs, Australia were knocked out of the 1998 Wills International Cup, starting in late October, when they were defeated by India in their opening match. To continue enjoying Sportstar, you can turn off your adblocker or subscribe to Sportstar Plus. [159] Ponting's 242 against India at Adelaide is also the highest ever Test score by a batsman whose team was subsequently defeated in the match. South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis could not bowl because of strained abdominal muscles and the batting pair attacked the replacement bowlers, scoring 82 from 10 overs. The pair had taken more than 1250 Test wickets between them, and the only three Test defeats that Australia had suffered under Ponting, once against India in Mumbai in 2004 and the two against England in 2005, had all occurred when one of the two were injured. He ended the series with 338 runs at 42.25. [120], The touring New Zealanders were not expected to provide much of a challenge to the in-form Australians during the three-match Test series starting in November. [119] He scored his 216 runs in only 226 balls. For his performances in 2004, he was named as captain of both the World Test XI and ODI XI by ICC.[162]. Australia soon travelled to Sri Lanka for a three-Test series, which they lost 1–0. IPL 2020: Ricky Ponting Believes His Team Will Give Their Best Shot In The Grand Finale IPL 2020, MI vs DC: Delhi Capitals entered the Final for the first time while Mumbai Indians will chase their 5th Title on Tuesday, November 10. In the first Test starting in October, Lehmann scored 98 in Rawalpindi, as Australia won their first Test in Pakistan in 39 years. [43] He failed in the rest of the Super Six stage and the semi-final against the same opposition (Sri Lanka). Australia hosted Sri Lanka for two Tests during the winter, in the tropical north. Born in Launceston, Tasmania on 19 December 1974, Ricky Ponting is the eldest of Graeme and Lorraine Ponting's four children. [175] For his performances in 2006, he was named as captain of the World Test XI by Cricinfo.[176]. Ponting scored five and a run-a-ball 32 not out in Australia's second innings, as they pushed for a declaration. They opened their campaign in early June against a West Indian outfit that had recently been whitewashed 2–0 in the Test series against England. His form continued with 154 in the Second Test in Adelaide, meaning that he had scored four centuries in five Tests. Australia then started the ODI series well, qualifying in first place for the final. In the post-match press conference, Anil Kumble summed up his view of the game by stating, "Only one team is playing in the spirit of the game" – a statement that alluded to Australian captain Bill Woodfull's leaked private admonishment of English manager Sir Pelham Warner during the 1932–33 Bodyline series. Australia white-washed the West Indies 5–0 in the Test series; Ponting scored a modest 242 runs at 40.33, with a high score of 92.[70][111]. [121] Ponting scored a slow 18 from 30 deliveries in Australia's victory in the opening match of the 2002–03 VB series against England in Sydney. He scored 113 before running himself out, as Australia batted first on a pitch at the Kensington Oval described as the slowest Waugh had played on. [69] Australia entered the seven-match ODI series without both of the Waugh twins. [50], A fourth team was introduced to the World Series Cup in 1994–95—Australia A—for the only time. Get your daily dose of Sportstar with handpicked stories delivered right to your inbox! Kolkata: Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting has revealed what the team do at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 players auction in Kolkata today (December 19). I am usually the last one to leave a nightclub and I wanted to stay, and there was a scuffle but that is all there was to it. [73] Ponting wore a cap instead of a helmet to show the West Indians that he did not fear them. Michael Bevan was eventually dropped for Ponting, due to poor form and troubles against the short ball. [202] Despite forcing their way back into contention, the West Indies were defeated by 95 runs. [46] The season saw Ponting score 965 runs at 48.25, close to his 1000 run goal. 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. Ponting returned to number six and was seven not out when the winning runs were scored. [3] He stands second in the List of cricketers by number of international centuries scored behind Sachin Tendulkar. After setting a goal of scoring 500 runs in the season, he ended up scoring 781 at 48.81. [271] Ponting became the first Australian captain to lose an Ashes series in Australia since Allan Border in 1987. [83] Australia suffered further humiliation in the second Test at Eden Gardens. [153][154][155] He finished the series with 296 runs—the third highest run-scorer—at an average of 42.83.[156]. [242] Australia next match against India was abandoned due to rain. Ponting's parents first lived in Prospect 4.1 km (2.5 mi) south of city centre; however, they moved into the working-class area of Newnham, 6 km (3.7 mi) north of central Launceston. In 109 matches between 2008 and 2018, he scored 2880 runs. And Sams has done so with the guidance of Aussie great Ricky Ponting, who tweaked the right-hander's technique during their time together at the IPL this year and keenly watched his … Before the third Test, Blewett suffered a hand injury and Ponting was recalled into the side. He struck 89 in the Third Test and ended the series with 308 runs at 77.25 with a strike rate of 76.48. [152] After defeating New Zealand, India qualified for the final against Australia. [143] Before Australia's next game, Ponting was named the Wisden International Cricketer of the Year in an award ceremony in Mumbai. IPL 2020: Iyer may be the captain on the field, but watch any of Delhi’s dressing-room videos that has flooded the internet this season. However, one of the most consistent performers in India's domestic circuit, Iyer is now a regular member of the Indian team and seems to have solved the No. This was further compounded by the loss of Andrew Symonds to injury, who was replaced by the uncapped Marcus North. [40] He became the youngest batsmen in Shield history to score twin centuries in a match. [139] Australia won the Test by an innings and 175 runs on the final day. He was dismissed in the following over for 65. They won all five Tests, defeating New Zealand 2–0 and Pakistan 3–0. "[124] Ponting led his team to a dominant, undefeated, performance in the 2003 Cricket World Cup, winning all 11 of their matches. He was appointed in 2015. [69] In the midst of the lack of public attention and poor crowds, Ponting wrote how he was unsure whether Bangladesh and Zimbabwe should be playing Test cricket. The last over started with the Africans needing nine runs with one wicket in hand. [14] Later that month it was revealed by Ponting that this would be his last season playing cricket, as at the end of the competition he would be retiring from all forms of the game. After his long association with MI, Ponting joined Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) as the head coach in 2018. Australia won yet again, sweeping the series 3–0, and Ponting was in full praise of Boon. The innings was scored without a boundary and was based on "deft placement and judicious running. After the conclusion of the Third Test, Australia's 30-man squad for upcoming 2003 World Cup was announced. Ponting made his debut against South Africa at number six in the batting order. If Ricky carries with him the same attitude that he has seen him succeed at First-class cricket to the next level there is no reason why he will not continue to score. 6, for the very next Test series, the 2001 Ashes tour of England. The First Test in Brisbane was drawn after both sides posted large batting totals. 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