Cricket: Ponting ends on a whimper as Australia thumped by South Africa

Australia's Ricky Ponting with his wife Rianna and daughters Emmy, second right, and Matisse pose for a photo after South Africa's win in the third cricket test match in Perth, Australia. Photo: AP

RICKY Ponting's final innings for Australia ended in disappointment as he managed just eight on the fourth morning of the third Test against South Africa as the tourists clinched the series 1-0 with an impressive 309-run victory.