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'Relieved' Ponting hits century in first-class farewell

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Ricky Ponting admitted he was relieved to bow out in style as the former Australia captain hit 169 not out for Surrey in his final first-class innings against Nottinghamshire on Thursday. 

Captain Ricky Ponting of Australia bats in Canberra on January 29, 2013. Ponting bowed out in style as the former Australia captain hit 169 not out for Surrey in his final first-class innings against Nottinghamshire

Ponting had moved from his overnight 41 to 108 by lunch on the final day of the County Championship First Division match at the Oval and he remained unbeaten throughout his seven-hour, 319-ball innings, which included 18 fours, to help Surrey rescue a draw.

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