Ricky Ponting tamed by Paul Collingwood’s greatness

“Mate, you’ve just dropped the World Cup” was the observation of Steve Waugh to Herschelle Gibbs at Headingley in 1999. It was a critical error by Gibbs, the catalyst for South Africa’s elimination and Australia’s subsequent triumph in that World Cup as Waugh went on to win that crucial game.

At Perth at 10.51am on Thursday a fate-tempting English version of that observation came to mind, “Colly, old chap, you’ve just caught the Ashes.” Paul Collingwood’s victim – with a bit of help from Jimmy Anderson, who had propelled the ball – was, of course, Ricky Ponting.

Full story: The Guardian

 

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