Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Friday posted image of the bat with which he performed a knock of 156 in opposition to England within the 2005 Ashes Sequence – an innings which he’s “maximum happy with” in his whole profession.
“Within the again part of my profession I marked the masses I made at the deal with of my bats underneath the grip. That is the bat I used after I made 156 in opposition to England at Manchester within the 2005 Ashes. It is almost certainly the innings I am maximum happy with from my entire profession,” Ponting mentioned in a tweet at the side of two footage of the bat.
Within the again part of my profession I marked the masses I made at the deal with of my bats underneath the grip.
That is the bat I used after I made 156 in opposition to England at Manchester within the 2005 Ashes. It is almost certainly the innings I am maximum happy with from my entire profession. pic.twitter.com/Lqft2w9ad9
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) April 24, 2020
Within the 3rd Take a look at performed in Manchester on the Previous Trafford within the 2005 Ashes collection, Ponting had performed an incredible knock courtesy which Australia have been in a position to attract the fit.
Chasing 423 to win, Australia may just arrange to achieve 371/nine at the ultimate day earlier than the fit led to a pulsating draw. It used to be an incredible last-wicket partnership between Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath — who remained unbeaten on 18 and 5 — that stored the fit for the guests.
England had received that Ashes collection 2-1 in opposition to Australia. Australia had emerged victorious within the opening Take a look at at Lord’s, however then the facet went directly to lose the second one and fourth Take a look at fit.
Ponting had previous mentioned that 2005 Ashes used to be one of the enchanting contests that he has been a part of in his whole profession.
“It used to be my formative years dream to play some Ashes cricket. I’ve performed in 8 or 9 Ashes collection so there are some fond recollections after which there are some which aren’t that fond recollections,” the previous Australian skipper had mentioned in Instagram video he uploaded after David Warner’s request.
“One such no longer so fond reminiscence contains the 2005 Ashes collection, the place we have been overwhelmed through Michael Vaughan’s England. It used to be almost certainly one of the most all-time nice collection, Vaughan’s group used to be too just right. We received the primary Take a look at at Lord’s however then got here the Edgbaston Take a look at, it used to be one of the most all-time nice Assessments and we got here up brief, then within the 3rd Take a look at we needed to struggle it out for a draw,” he added.