Ponting flays Glamorgan

Australia 369-4 dec Glamorgan 30-0
Click to follow
Ricky Ponting hit his first century of the tour to enhance his claims for the troublesome No 6 spot in the Australian Test side as Mark Taylor's men put a threadbare Glamorgan attack to the sword in Cardiff yesterday.

The 22-year-old was unbeaten on 126 when Taylor declared Australia's first innings, leaving the Championship leaders an awkward eight overs to face before the close, but Steve James and Hugh Morris comfortably survived the efforts of Paul Rieffel and Mike Kasprowicz.

Justin Langer, one of Ponting's competitors for a Test place, hit 50 not out as he and Ponting shared an unfinished fifth-wicket partnership of 123 in 27 overs.