It regarded like a gutsy name, says Ricky Ponting after Tim Paine opted to bowl at The Oval


Australia bowled effectively on a day the place the pitch was good for batting to limit England to 271/Eight.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. (Picture by Ryan Pierse/Getty Pictures)

Australia is at the moment on the sting of profitable the Ashes 2019 as they’re main the sequence 2-1. They’re at the moment taking part in the final Take a look at match at The Oval. With an eye fixed of profitable the urn, the Aussie captain received the toss and opted to discipline first which caught an eye fixed of the previous Ashes-winning skipper Ricky Ponting.

On the primary day of the Take a look at, Australia restricted England on 271-Eight however at one stage they have been reeling at 205-7. It was resulting from Buttler’s sturdy innings that the hosts reached near 300. It a troublesome day for the Australians who dropped three legit catches of Joe Root and Steve Smith, Peter Siddle and skipper Tim Paine have been concerned within the reprieves given to the England skipper.

Ponting recalled a second through the toss when he was with a few Australian gamers and the way he had presumed that Tim Paine will choose to bat first.

“I used to be standing with a few the Aussie boys on the facet of the wicket when regarded over and mentioned ‘Tim, you’ve received the toss’. I then mentioned to the boys ‘we’re batting’ after which Painey went to the mic and mentioned ‘we’ll have a bowl’. It regarded like a gutsy name however they’re the type of issues you must do as captain and make these massive calls,” he mentioned.

Results of the match will resolve if it was appropriate or fallacious

Although Ponting didn’t appear to be impressed with Paine’s resolution on the toss he felt that the results of the match will decide if it was appropriate or fallacious. Whereas chatting with he additional mentioned, “The results of the match will resolve whether or not it was the suitable name or not. I by no means attempt to make an excessive amount of of it till the sport is over as a result of actually that’s the place will probably be the suitable resolution or the fallacious resolution,”

Ricky additionally elaborated his dialog with the coach Justin Langer that befell on the matchday by which the latter mentioned that the crew skilled higher main into this recreation than they’ve the entire sequence. Ricky Ponting is without doubt one of the legendary captains that Australia has ever produced, who led his nation to a clear Ashes win by 5-Zero in 2006.

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