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Frustrated Ponting smashes dressing room door

Frustrated with the Australia's disappointing Ashes campaign so far, Ricky Ponting's anger boiled over during the drawn third Test in Birmingham and he smashed a dressing-room door at Edgbaston.

cricket Updated: Aug 04, 2009 14:39 IST

Frustrated with the Australia's disappointing Ashes campaign so far, Ricky Ponting's anger boiled over during the drawn third Test in Birmingham and he smashed a dressing-room door at Edgbaston.

According to a report in the 'Daily Mirror', Ponting lost his temper after being dismissed by Graeme Swann in the second innings of the Test in Birmingham.

"Already chastened by the pantomime villain boos when he came out to bat, Ponting lost his rag after being bowled by Graeme Swann's ball-of-the-century contender on Sunday evening and a door bore the brunt of his anger," the newspaper reported.

Host club Warwickshire made light of incident and its cricket operations manager Keith Cook said, "We have to make all sorts of running repairs all over the ground.

"I've not had any complaints, but if a batsman has lost his temper when he's out it wouldn't be the first time," he added.

Australia is 0-1 down in the five-match series after losing the second Test at Lord's.