Ricky Ponting confronts Andrew Strauss on bad-tempered day

Andrew Strauss and Ricky Ponting exchanged angry words at the end of a bad-tempered day at The Adelaide Oval as English and Australian tempers frayed on the first day of the Second Ashes Test.

As Strauss and opening partner Alastair Cook walked off after a hugely satisfying day for the tourists, Australia captain Ponting marched over to his opposite number and began remonstrating with him.

Strauss expressed his point of view and the pair separated, but Ponting’s frustration was clear. His side were bowled out for 245 after he had won the toss, and his row with Strauss was not the day’s only flashpoint.

Full story: The Independent



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