Vernon Philander took five wickets as New Zealand collapsed to 45 all out in the first cricket Test against South Africa. Alviro Petersen made an unbeaten 103 as his team built a 207-run lead after the opening day.
Ricky Ponting, Australia’s record run-scorer and former captain, was dismissed for eight in his last innings in Test cricket as his team lost the series- deciding match against South Africa by 309 runs.
Ricky Ponting, Australia’s record run-scorer, said he will retire after the third cricket Test against South Africa in Perth, where the home nation is seeking to wrest the number-one ranking from the visitors.
Ed Cowan and Michael Clarke helped Australia recover to 111-3 in its first innings at stumps on day three of the rain-affected first Test against South Africa in Brisbane, trailing the visitors by 339 runs.