Australia's highest test run-scorer and former captain Ricky Ponting has announced he will retire from international cricket. The 37-year-old former captain said on Thursday the third test against South Africa starting Friday will be his last. His decision follows some poor form in the first and second tests and a meeting Wednesday with the Australian selectors. Ponting will equal Steve Waugh's record of 168 test appearances for Australia in the Perth match and he retires with a current test total of 13,336 runs, second only to Sachin Tendulkar.
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