Pakistan loss no bearing on Ashes: Ponting

Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has said that his side's loss to Pakistan in the 2nd Test will not affect their bid to regain the Ashes.

updated: July 25, 2010 16:39 IST
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Australia captain Ricky Ponting insisted his team's three-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the second Test would be irrelevant come the start of their bid to regain the Ashes.

British newspapers were unable to contain themselves after Australia were bowled out for just 88 - their lowest total in 26 years - on the first day, with the tabloid Daily Mail crowing: "Any chance we can play you for the Ashes NOW, Ricky?".

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