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LBW. Steve Bucknor gave him out much to the crowds disappointment. Television replays confirmed that he was definitely out. Ponting made his 197 off 319 balls in 464 minutes including 24 fours.
Ponting once again had the chance to score centuries in both innings but declared in the second innings when he was on 60 not out to give Australia extra time to bowl England out in the second innings.
Interestingly, in this innings Ponting hit his 1000th Test 4.
|In March 2006, Ponting became the third batsmen to score centuries in both innings of a Test three times. In which innings did Ponting surpass Don Bradman to become the second most prolific "century maker" for Australia and what was his score?||Ricky Ponting's Centuries
Second Innings- 116. In the first innings, Ponting made 103 off 225 balls in 320 minutes and hit 11 fours. At this stage of the match, the pitch was very hard to bat on which made the runs extremely valuable. In the second innings, Ponting made 116 off 187 balls in 273 minutes including 12 fours and 2 sixes.
Following this Test, South African cricket legend Graeme Pollock stated that it was possible Ponting could be regarded as the second best batsmen in the history of the game by the time he retired.
|In November 2005, Ponting scored centuries in both innings of the First Test against the West Indies. What were his scores?||Ricky Ponting's Centuries
149 and 104*. This was the first time Ponting made centuries in both innings of a Test. In the first innings his 149 came off 213 balls in 316 minutes and included 15 fours. In the second innings, Ponting made his 104* off 158 balls in 182 minutes hitting 8 fours along the way.
|The 2005 Ashes series was one of the greatest series of all time. On the final day of the Third Test, Australia had to survive 105 overs. Ricky Ponting played what had been hailed as one of the ten best innings of all-time. He came in to bat in the second over and made 156. How many balls were left in the days play when Ponting went out?||Ricky Ponting's Centuries
24. Ponting made 156 off 275 balls in 411 minutes and hit 16 fours and 1 six. He was devistated when he went out but fortunately Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath managed to hang on and guide Australia to a draw. Ponting's innings saved the Test for Australia. He later stated in his 2005 captain's diary that numerous phone calls were made to the Australian dressing room during the innings threatening Ponting with his life if he did not go out.
|When Ponting became Test captain in February 2004, he went 11 months without scoring a century. However, he broke his streak in January 2005 against Pakistan. What was his score?||Ricky Ponting's Centuries
207. Ponting's 207 meant that he had scored 3 consecutive double centuries (albeit 12 months in-between the second and third). He made the runs off 332 balls in 491 minutes hitting 30 fours in the process.
|In December 2003, Ricky Ponting made back to back double centuries against the Indians at the Adelaide Oval and the MCG. What were the two scores he made?||Ricky Ponting's Centuries
242 and 257. Ponting had just been appointed to take over the captaincy of the Test side at the conclusion of the Indian Test series. It certainly inspired him. His innings of 242 at the Adelaide Oval came off 352 balls in 508 minutes including 31 fours. Days later at the MCG, Ponting's 257 spanned nearly two full days. He made his runs off 458 balls in 590 minutes and he hit 25 fours in the process. Ponting was dropped on 41 off Anil Kumble. It was an easy catch that should have been taken. Other than that, it was a faultless innings.
|On Easter Sunday 2003, Rick Ponting made his maiden Test Double Century. Who did he score this against?||Ricky Ponting's Centuries
West Indies. Ponting batted for an epic 491 minutes to make 206. He faced 362 balls and hits 24 fours and 1 six. The innings included a match winning partnership of 315 runs with Darren Lehmann who made his first Test Century (160).
63.08. Ponting made his 123 off 195 balls in 253 minutes hitting 12 fours and 2 sixes along the way.
|In the 2001 Ashes in England, Ponting was promoted to number and struggled with the English conditions. In which of the five tests did Ponting score his first century batting at number 3?||Ricky Ponting's Centuries
The Fourth Test. Ponting's scores leading up to this innings were 11, 14, 4, 14 and 17. In the first innings of the Fourth Test, Ponting made 144 runs off 154 balls in 211 minutes, including 20 fours and 3 sixes. An interesting point is that he was dropped on 4. He backed up with 72 off 72 balls in the second innings.
|Ricky Ponting famously scored three ducks in a row against Pakistan in 1999. What did he score in the following innings in Perth?||Ricky Ponting's Centuries
197. Ponting made his 197 off in 420 minutes off 288 balls inlcluding 22 fours and no sixes. Once again he was involved in a massive fifth wicket partnership. This time, he and Justin Langer put on 327.
|Ricky Ponting was re-called for the Third Test of the Frank Worrell Trophy Series in 1998/99 at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown. What was his score?||Ricky Ponting's Centuries
104. Ponting made his score of 104 off 290 balls in 376 minutes, including 10 fours and no sixes. He and Steve Waugh put on 281 for the fifth wicket.
Leeds. Ponting made 127 off 202 balls in 261 minutes including 16 fours and 1 six. He and Matthew Elliott shared a 268 run partnership for the fifth wicket.
|With which County Cricket team did Ponting serve a brief stint at during the 2004 English season?||Ricky Ponting: Pt. 1
Somerset. Ponting had a brief, yet successful stay at Somerset in 2004. He played 3 County Championship matches, averaging 99 with 2 centuries and a fifty.
|Ponting played in the inaugural Indian Premier League in 2008. Which Indian Premier League team did Ponting represent in 2008?||Ricky Ponting: Pt. 1
Kolkata Knight Riders. Ponting represented the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2008 IPL and was signed for US$400,000.
Sri Lanka. Ponting scored his maiden One Day International century against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket ground in 1996. Ponting struck 123 off 138 balls before being run out.
Tasmania. Ponting made his first-class debut for Tasmania on November 20, 1992 against South Australia. At the age of 17, he made 56 runs in his debut innings.
|In the 2003 Cricket World Cup final against India, Ponting registered a then record total for the biggest individual innings in a World Cup final. How many runs did Ponting score in this match?||Ricky Ponting: Pt. 1
140. Ponting's innings of 140* came off 121 balls. He struck 8 6s and 4 4s in a Man of the Match performance.
England. Ponting registered his maiden Test century against England at Leeds in 1997 and was eventually dismissed for 127.
|Ponting was controversially dismissed LBW on 96 in his debut Test innings. Who was the bowler who dismissed him?||Ricky Ponting: Pt. 1
Chaminda Vaas. 4 runs shy of scoring a rare century on Test debut, Ponting was controversially adjudged LBW off a Chaminda Vaas delivery.
|Ponting once held the record for the highest individual score in a Twenty20 International innings. What was this score?||Ricky Ponting: Pt. 2
98*. Ponting scored 98* against New Zealand in the first Twenty20 International ever played in 2005. This was the record for the highest ever Twenty20 International score until Chris Gayle broke it with a century in the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in 2007.
Rianna. Ponting married Rianna Cantor in June 2002.
Kookaburra. Ponting was been sponsored by Kookaburra for a large majority of his cricketing career. Ponting's Kookabura bat caused some controversy in 2005 when it was ruled that the sticker on his bat was indeed illegal.
Sri Lanka. Ponting made his captaincy debut in 2004 against Sri Lanka at Galle. His Test captaincy career got off to a strong start as Australia won the Test, and eventually the series, 3-0.
|Against which nation did Ponting score back-to-back Test double centuries in 2003?||Ricky Ponting: Pt. 2
India. Ponting scored 242 at Adelaide and 257 at Melbourne in successive Tests against India in the 2003-04 season.
North Melbourne Kangaroos. Ponting is the number one ticket holder for the North Melbourne Kangaroos, and has expressed a desire to become involved as a board member.
|Ponting was named Man of the Series in the 2006-07 Ashes series. How many centuries did Ponting make in this series?||Ricky Ponting: Pt. 2
2. Ponting scored an impressive 576 runs at an average of 82.28 in the 2006-07 Ashes. His tally included 2 centuries and 2 fifties with a highest score of 196.
|Ricky Ponting is the nephew of which former Australian Test and One Day International cricketer?||Ricky Ponting: Pt. 2
Greg Campbell. Ponting's uncle is former Australian fast bowler Greg Campbell.
|What milestone did he reach on the 30th of May 2008?||Ricky Ponting
Scored 10,000 Test runs. He played this game at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. This game was against the West Indians. He became the 3rd Australian to complete this milestone after Allan Border and Steve Waugh.
|What major milestone did Ponting cross on the 2nd of January 2006?||Ricky Ponting
Played his 100th Test for Australia. Ricky Ponting celebrated his 100th test by scoring a century on the third day of the game. He played the test against South Africa. He also became the 6th player to do so.
Mowbray Heights Primary. After Mowbray Primary, he attended Brooks High School in Launceston. He then attended the Commonwealth bank Cricket School from 1992 to 1993-94. He played Junior Cricket for Mowbray Cricket Club at school.
|Ponting's uncle was also a good cricketer. What was his name?||Ricky Ponting
Greg Campbell. Greg Campbell's short but spectacular career ended with an injury. He was a right arm medium paced bowler. He had a knee and elbow injury which made Tasmania release him, and then a back injury ended his career for good.