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Ponting out of fifth test for Australia

 Australia's captain Ricky Ponting talks with media at the end of the fourth Ashes cricket test against England at the MCG in Melbourne, Wednesday, De...
 England's captain Andrew Strauss, right, shakes hands with Australia's captain Ricky Ponting at the end of the fourth Ashes cricket test against Aust...
 Australian captain Ricky Ponting poses after the fourth Ashes cricket test against England at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 20...

Australia England Ashes Cricket

Australia's captain Ricky Ponting talks with media at the end of the fourth Ashes cricket test against England at the MCG in Melbourne, Wednesday, De...

Australia England Ashes Cricket

England's captain Andrew Strauss, right, shakes hands with Australia's captain Ricky Ponting at the end of the fourth Ashes cricket test against Aust...

Australia England Ashes Cricket

Australian captain Ricky Ponting poses after the fourth Ashes cricket test against England at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 20...

Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting will miss the fifth Ashes test against England because of continuing problems with a broken finger.
Vice-captain Michael Clarke will lead Australia in the Sydney test starting Monday. The Australia squad for the final test of the series will be named later on Thursday.
Ponting was ruled out of playing after further x-rays on his broken little finger on his left hand "showed evidence that the fracture . . . has moved during the course of the Melbourne test," Australia's team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Thursday in a statement.
England retained the Ashes with an innings win in Melbourne and leads the series 2-1.


Updated : 2021-04-11 11:32 GMT+08:00