Ricky Ponting confident of playing Gabba Test vs South Africa

Ricky Ponting is using spriniting as a way to get over his hamstring injury ahead of the Brisbane Test against South Africa.

updated: November 09, 2012 15:05 IST
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Brisbane: Senior batsman Ricky Ponting plans to step up sprint work to prove his fitness from a hamstring injury ahead of Friday's opening Brisbane Test against South Africa.

Ponting withdrew during last week's Sheffield Shield game for Tasmania with hamstring tightness, but said he was feeling better two days out from the Gabba opener with the top-ranked Proteas.

"I came down early and did 20 or 30 minutes of running before the boys got here today which is part of the process the physios have mapped out for me for the next few days," Ponting told reporters on Wednesday. (Also read: Get set for the battle for No.1)

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