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Ponting looks forward to Aussie friendly Headingley

cricket Updated: Aug 06, 2009 15:17 IST

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Desperate to salvage their Ashes tour, Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is hoping to win the fourth Test at Headingley, where he has scored two centuries and his side has not lost a Test in the last 34 years.

Ponting is hoping that result-oriented Headingley will continue to be lucky ground for them as they look to cancel the 1-0 lead, England got by winning the Lord' Test.

"Of all the venues in England, I'm glad we're playing the fourth Test at Headingley because I believe it presents us with a great chance to level the series.

"It has fond memories for me and an excellent record of results. I'm not big on stats but I do know there hasn't been a draw there since 1996 and Australia has not played a drawn Test at the ground since 1975, when I was only about six months old," Ponting wrote in his column for the 'Australian'.

The skipper also recounted his personal success at the ground.

"I made my first Test hundred there in 1997 and made another one in my only other Test there four years later. It's always nice to come to a ground where you've had a bit of personal success. Everything seems to feel a little bit better and you feel a little bit more comfortable," he wrote.