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Beginning of the end for Tendulkar, Ponting?

November 26, 2012 08:51 IST

Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting dominated the best of bowlers in their prime, but age seems to be catching up with the two veterans.

The two players have hit a rough patch this year with a string of poor scores in their last five Test matches.

While it is clear that the two players are in the twilight of their career, they seem to be going out on a low.

While Ponting has managed just 166 runs at an average of 18.44 in his last five Tests with just one fifty, Tendulkar has fared no better.

The veteran Indian has managed just 130 runs in five Tests at an average of 16.25.

A look at their records in the last five matches.

Ricky Ponting in last 5 Tests

4 & 16 v South Africa Adelaide Nov 2012
0 v South Africa Brisbane Nov 2012
23 & 57 v West Indies Roseau Apr 2012
7 & 41 v West Indies Port-of-Spain Apr 2012
4 & 14 v West Indies Bridgetown Apr 2012

Summary: 166 runs (avg 18.44)

Sachin Tendulkar in last 5 Tests

8 & 8 v England Mumbai WS Nov 2012
13 v England Ahmedabad Nov 2012
27 & 17 v New Zealand Bangalore Aug 2012
19 v New Zealand Hyderabad Aug 2012
13 & 25 v Australia Adelaide Jan 2012

Summary: 130 runs (avg 16.25)

Rajneesh Gupta