Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting hit a century in his final first-class innings to give Surrey hope of saving their match against Nottinghamshire.

The 38-year-old, one of the all-time greats, moved from his overnight 41 to 108 not out at lunch on the final day of the LV= County Championship Division One match at the Kia Oval.

That helped Surrey to 282 for five in their second innings but with a lead of just 70, they still had work to do.

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  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey makes his way out to bat for the last time in his first class career during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey celebrates and acknowledges the crowd as he reaches his century during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey celebrates and acknowledges the crowd as he reaches his century during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey clips a ball off his legs during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey celebrates and acknowledges the crowd as he reaches his century during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey celebrates and acknowledges the crowd as he reaches his century during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey celebrates and acknowledges the crowds as he reaches his century with Chris Read of Nottinghamshire looking on during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey celebrates and acknowledges the crowd as he reaches his century during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey hits out during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey sees James Taylor of Nottinghamshire come close to a catch as he plays the ball to mid-wicket during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey plays to the point region during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey is struck on the box during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey adjusts his box after being struck during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Surrey v Nottinghamshire - LV County Championship

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ricky Ponting of Surrey sees James Taylor of Nottinghamshire come close to a catch as he plays the ball to mid-wicket during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval on July 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)