Ricky Ponting poses with his wife and children after his farewell Test, Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 3, 2012 © Getty Images

  • Dec 3, 2012

    Ricky Ponting talks to his daughter © Getty Images

  • Dec 3, 2012

    The South Africans gather for a huddle to celebrate their series win © Getty Images

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    Graeme Smith with the ICC Test Championship mace after winning the Perth Test © Getty Images

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    Ricky Ponting is carried by David Warner and Michael Clarke after the Perth Test © Getty Images

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    The South African team gather for a photograph after their victory against Australia © AFP

  • Dec 3, 2012

    Dale Steyn gestures after claiming Michael Hussey's wicket © AFP

  • Dec 3, 2012

    Ed Cowan scored a half-century before falling prey to the pull shot © Getty Images

  • Dec 3, 2012

    Robin Peterson took three crucial wickets © Getty Images

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    Michael Clarke is stumped © Getty Images

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    Dale Steyn is pumped after claiming the wicket of Michael Hussey © Associated Press

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    Shane Watson edged to slip to be out for 25 © AFP

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    David Warner walks back after being dismissed off the second ball of the day © Getty Images

  • Dec 3, 2012

    Jacques Kallis shakes hands with Ricky Ponting © AFP

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    Hashim Amla and Robin Peterson congratulate Ricky Ponting © Getty Images

  • Dec 3, 2012

    The curtain comes down on Ricky Ponting's storied career © Getty Images

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    A disappointed Ricky Ponting after his dismissal © Getty Images

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    Rianna Ponting shows her support for Ricky Ponting © Getty Images

  • Dec 3, 2012

    The scoreboard says it all: "Thanks Ricky" © AFP