Ponting ruled out of fifth Test: Team

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2010, 09:07 AM IST

Melbourne: Australia captain Ricky Ponting will not play in the fifth and final Ashes Test against England next week due to complications over his broken finger, the team said in a statement on Thursday.

"Ricky Ponting had a repeat x-ray after the fourth test which showed evidence that the fracture of his fifth finger has moved during the course of the Melbourne Test," the team said in a statement.

"As such he needs to commence treatment immediately to achieve a satisfactory outcome."

Bureau Report