Ponting plays down ‘gap’ between South Africa, Australia
In early 2009, Ricky Ponting presided over an Australian tour of South Africa when Graeme Smith’s men were favourites. Australia were clinging to the No. 1 Test ranking they had held for six years, but South Africa would take it if they won the series. Ponting’s side completed an impressive away-series victory and stayed at the top for a few more months, until their Ashes debacle. They haven’t returned to No. 1 since. Over the next few weeks, under Michael Clarke’s leadership, they can.
This time it’s the South Africans who are No. 1 in the world. The top spot is theirs to lose. Again,…
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