Captain Ponting guided Australia to a competitive total of 260 runs for 6 wickets, together with his magnificent ton in World Cup quarterfinal against tournament co-hosts India in Ahmedabad.
Ponting scored 104 runs struggling when he opted to bat 1st within the knockout match.
Ponting’s thirtieth one-day hundred, allowed Australia to live through a wobbly a hundred and fifty for four to post 260 on a pitch where the ball is taking sharp flip and stopping on the batsmen.
Brad Haddin fifty three and David Hussey thirty eight (not out) were alternative major contributors of Australian innings.
Ashwin, Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh grabbed 2 wickets every for India.