South Africa thrashed Australia by 309 runs in the third Test on Monday to hold on to their number one Test ranking and ruin an emotional farewell for veteran batsman Ricky Ponting.
Australia's batsman Ricky Ponting (centre) is applauded by South African team members as he walks out to bat for his final Test cricket innings. South Africa confirmed their number one ranking in Test cricket by thrashing Australia by 309 runs in the third Test at the WACA Ground to claim a series win and spoil Ricky Ponting's farewell.
Set a mammoth target of 632 runs to win, Australia lost their first wicket on the second ball of the fourth day and they never were eventually dismissed for 322 as the Proteas sealed the three-Test series 1-0.
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