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Ponting to retire from Test cricket after Perth Test

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 18:26

Ricky Ponting has announced that he will retire from International cricket after Friday’s Perth Test against South Africa.

Clarke says players hurt with Ponting’s decision to retire

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 16:44

Australia captain Michael Clarke broke down in the press conference when Ricky Ponting announced his retirement from cricket after the Perth Test, saying players are hurt with the former Test captain’s decision.

Ponting says ''poor form'' of late reason behind ''personal decision'' to retire

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 15:57

Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting has claimed his poor form of late was the major reason behind him deciding to retire after the final Test match against South Africa in Perth, which starts on Friday.

Watson ready to shoulder bowling responsibility in Perth Test

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 12:33

Australian all rounder Shane Watson, who missed the Brisbane and Adelaide Test matches against South Africa due to a calf strain, has said he is ready to bowl as many overs as captain Michael Clarke wants him to bowl in the series-decider Perth Test.

Hussey backs Ponting to fire in Perth Test

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 11:23

Michael Hussey has backed veteran Ricky Ponting to overcome the slump in his form against world number one South Africa in the series-deciding final Test match at Perth.

Clarke’s double ton puts Oz in driver’s seat on day one of Adelaide Test

Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 17:46

Captain Michael Clarke carried on his extraordinary batting form on the first day of the second Test match against South Africa in Adelaide, as he scored his fourth double century of the year to put the hosts in a commanding position.

Smith rejects Philander’s ‘green-top’ bully tag

Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 14:27

South Africa captain Graeme Smith has rejected suggestion that fast bowler Vernon Philander can bowl well only on wickets with a green top, saying a downturn in pace man’s fortunes after a stunning start to his Test career was the nature of the sport.

Warner says ‘aware of need to score big to cement Oz Test spot’

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 15:32

Under pressure Australia opener David Warner has said he is aware he needs to score big hundreds to cement his spot in the national team following a poor performance against South Africa in the first Test match at Gabba, Brisbane.

Pattinson says Proteas paid heavy price for underestimating them

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 13:39

Australia fast bowler James Pattinson has said world number one Test team South Africa paid the price for underestimating them during the Brisbane Test.

‘Unfazed’ Warner vows to stick to aggressive ways in Test matches despite poor form

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012, 14:37

Belligerent Australian opening batsman David Warner has said he won’t change his batting style despite making only one half-century in his last nine innings in Test matches.

De Villiers says Proteas confident of overcoming Gabba Test shortcomings in Adelaide

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012, 13:27

South Africa vice-captain AB de Villiers has said they are confident of not repeating the mistakes they made against Australia during the first Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane during the second game of the series in Adelaide.

Warner says Oz bowling attack has ‘special plan’ for Proteas captain Smith

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012, 14:01

Australian opener David Warner has said they have devised special plans to get the wicket of South Africa captain Graeme Smith, and added their fast bowlers would keep the pressure on the rival skipper.