Cricket: Ponting's last test, out for four

Retiring Australian batsman Ricky Ponting has been dismissed for four early on day two of the third Test against South Africa at the WACA Ground.

Ponting was given a standing ovation after entering the fray with Australia in trouble at 3-34.

But the 37-year-old lasted just seven balls before being given out leg before wicket to paceman Vernon Philander.

Ponting reviewed the decision, but HawkEye predicted the ball would hit the top of middle stump.

The dismissal of Ponting left Australia in deep trouble at 5-43 in reply to South Africa's 225.

Michael Clarke's dismissal for five shortly after left Australia reeling at 6-45.

Proteas paceman Dale Steyn has picked up four wickets, while Philander has chipped in with two.

-AAP

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