Ricky Ponting's Captain's Diary 2007

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HarperCollins Australia, Apr 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 400 pages
From facing the old foe, England, to a World Cup campaign, Australia's cricket captain charts his year ... In 2006-07, Ricky Ponting's Australian team achieved the first Ashes clean sweep in 86 years, an experience Ponting described as 'the best of my cricketing life'. It featured stunning performances from men such as Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Andrew Symonds, while the captain himself drew comparisons with Bradman following his hundreds in the opening two tests.Yet, immediately afterwards, the Australians produced an even more commanding performance at the World Cup in the Caribbean. Not even the bizarre ending to the final againstSri Lanka, in near darkness after officials misinterpreted the playing conditions, could hide the fact that this victory was one of the most dominant in Australian sporting history.It was a season of triumph, but also the last for some of Ponting's great teammates - Warne, Glenn McGrath, Justin Langer and Damien Martyn - and coach John Buchanan, who all announced their retirements.In Captain's Diary 2007, Ponting pays tribute to these men, and in doing so reveals why they, and the team he is privileged to captain, are so special.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
BOOT CAMP 15
8
DLF CUP 24
301
ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY 45
308
ASHES LEADUP 77
315
SECOND TEST 113
317
MARTO 131
319
FOURTH TEST 155
321
WARNEY 173
323
LANG 196
328
CHAPPELLHADLEE TROPHY 223
340
PIGEON 233
344
SCORES AND AVERAGES 301
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Ricky Ponting is one of the most successful cricketers of all time. Recently retired, his personal achievements include being the second highest run scorer in Test history, Australia's leading run-scorer in Test and one day international cricket, and scoring the most international centuries by an Australian batsman and second most of all time.

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