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Ricky Ponting bows out

Posted by: 3AW Online | 3 December, 2012 - 6:23 PM
<b>THANKS RICKY:</b> Punter walks off the test pitch for the last time.<i>(AFP)</i>

Ricky Ponting has been given a standing ovation at the WACA despite failing to fire in his final test match.

Ponting was dismissed for just 8 after edging one to the slips.

His dismissal sparked an array of tributes on social media including one from CNN talk show host Piers Morgan.

PONTING FACT FILE (from theage.com.au)

Name: Ricky Thomas Ponting
Batting: Right-hand
Bowling: Right-arm medium
Date of birth: December 19, 1974 (Age 37)
Major teams: Australia, Tasmania, Somerset
Test debut: v Sri Lanka, Perth, December 8, 1995
ODI debut: v South Africa, Wellington, February 15, 1995
T20 debut: v New Zealand, Auckland, February 17, 2005

Tests: Matches 168, Runs 13,378, Highest 257, Average 51.85, Centuries 41

One-dayers: Matches 375, Runs 13,704, Highest 164, Average 42.03, Strike-rate 80.39, Centuries 30

Twenty20 internationals: Matches 23, Runs 477, Highest 98 not out, Average 23.85, Strike-rate 121.06

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