Ricky Ponting happy with 'positive start' for Surrey

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Ponting relieved after Surrey debut

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has told BBC Surrey he is happy to make a positive start for the county after "sitting on his backside" in the Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indians.

The 38-year-old batsman made 192 against Derbyshire, the highest score by a Surrey player on their first-class debut.

The Tasmanian, who scored 13,378 Test runs for Australia before retiring from international cricket last November, is on a two-month deal at The Oval to cover the absence of South Africa captain Graeme Smith on international duty.

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