Ponting wants final Test victory
Ricky Ponting is adamant that Australia will go into the final Test against West Indies looking to win, despite holding a 1-0 lead.
The veteran batsman has been participating in the main training session with his team-mates at Windsor Park ahead of the third Test against the hosts in Dominica from Monday. And, while the Aussies have already retained the Frank Worrell Trophy after a win and draw in the first two Tests, a defeat in Dominica would allow the West Indies to square the series at 1-1. As a result Ponting insists that they will go all out with the intention of winning as opposed to trying to just take a draw which would be enough for the series win. "Every Test we play is a chance for us to win a Test match and that's the way we're looking at it. Nothing will change going into this Test match then it was going into the first Test match of the series in Barbados," Ponting was quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald. "As we saw right through the day, we just needed a wicket to break through the partnership and batsman always found it hard to start. We'll see what we'll be confronted with this week, but nothing's different. We'll prepare the best way we possibly can and hopefully play some great cricket through the next five days."