Aussies sweat hard in long practice session

Mohali: Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Thursday, enjoyed a lengthy knock at the indoor facility of the PCA stadium, ahead of the three-day practice game against the Board President`s XI, starting on Saturday.

With inclement weather prevailing in Mohali and Chandigarh for the past few days, Ponting along with his teammates had their first major session for over two-hours after their arrival on September 20.

Ponting, who was forced to hit the gym for the past three days batted for over an hour at the nets. Yesterday, he did some strength training at the Sector 16 cricket stadium in Chandigarh.

Aussie bowlers including all-rounder Shane Watson and some of the younger bowlers also sweated it out at the indoor stadium.

The Australian team reached Chandigarh on September 20.