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Ricky Ponting signs off from first class cricket with a century

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Ricky Ponting

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting bid adieu to first class cricket with a century in his final match at the Oval.

He was playing for the English county side Surrey when he smashed Nottinghamshire’s Samit Patel for a boundary to bring up his 82nd first class century in his 289th match .

He also surpassed the 24,000 run mark during the innings. He announced last month that he will retire from all forms of cricket in October this year.

“While I’m enjoying my cricket as much as ever, it just feels like the right time to finish playing. My body and mind are in great shape and I know I’m going to really enjoy these last few months before the next stage of life begins,” he said when he made this announcement in June.

Ponting retired from Test cricket in December last year.

He scored 13,378 runs in Tests. He was the captain of the Australian side in both ODIs and Tests and also led Australia to two World Cup victories.

Source: The Age

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