Newly retired Ricky Ponting would receive a tribute during next week's opening test against Sri Lanka, Cricket Tasmania said yesterday.
Australia left with mountain to climb
South Africa hit back with two wickets after Australia's second-string pace attack dismissed the Proteas on a dramatic opening day of the third and final test at the WACA Ground yesterday.
Ricky Ponting is hoping a return to the Adelaide Oval, his favoured hunting ground, will kill his run of ducks against South Africa in tomorrow's second test.
Skipper Graeme Smith said South Africa had a few things to work on before next week's second test in Adelaide after fighting for a draw with Australia in the Gabba opener yesterday.
South Africa's number one world ranking is on the line in a mouthwatering test series against an in-form Australia team that starts at Brisbane's Gabba tomorrow.