10 Aug 2009

Ponting can't wait for Ashes decider

10:39 am on 10 August 2009

The Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting says he can't wait for the Ashes series decider at the Oval in London, as one of the most memorable moments of his career.

After Australia levelled the series in the fourth test at Headingley with an innings and 80 run win inside three days, Ponting says England will find it difficult to fight back next week, and Australia need only a draw in the decider to retain the trophy.

England could be boosted by the return of all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who was ruled out of the fourth test just before the start of the match.