Monday 3 December 2012 

Cricket Video - South Africa Win Series As Ricky Ponting Retires - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back on the third and final Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth.

South Africa won the game comprehensively, overcoming a slow start and thanks to centuries from Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, the margin of victory was an impressive 309 runs. The win meant that former Australian captain Ricky Ponting had to bow out from international cricket with defeat.

Although plenty of people will remember accusations of Ponting cheating and indeed him being run out on a few occasions, there have been few better cricketers of his generation. What are your favourite Ponting memories?

With this win, South Africa have retained their number one position in the Test rankings and with Pakistan and New Zealand up next for them, have to be favourities to stay there for some time.

This tour allowed players such as Francois du Plessis, Robin Peterson to make a good impression and South Africa had to battle with injury problems - JP Duminy, Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander all struggling before the end of the series.

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