Ponting, Clarke share Medal
Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke have jointly won the Allan Border Medal, the first time in the award's ten-year history that it has been shared. At the end of a year of decline for Australia, it was notable that it was their captain and vice-captain who stood at the top with 41 votes each.
The other man who has led the side in the past, Michael Hussey, was third with 38, while Mitchell Johnson, who had been the favourite in the lead-up to the ceremony, came in fourth with 30 votes. It was the fourth win for Ponting, who also collected the medal in 2004, 2006 and 2007, and the second for Clarke, who won the prize in 2005.