11/07/2013 10:23 BST

Ricky Ponting Hits Century In Final First-Class Match (PICTURES)

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)

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.