Proteas reign on Ponting parade

CRICKET: South Africa spoiled Ricky Ponting’s farewell party as they dealt Australia a 309-run defeat in the third Test yesterday, securing a 2-1 series victory. Australia had been set 632 to win, but were bowled out for 322 on the fourth day in Perth. Ponting, who had announced his international retirement ahead of the Test, ended the match with a total of just 12 runs after being caught by Jacques Kallis at slip.