People going on about what a genius Ponting has been in this series, should just take a step back, for two reasons.
i), He played against an apalling bowling line-up, his first two big tons cames against Giles (****), Harmison (****), Flintoff (unfit), Anderson (****) and Hoggard (the only decent bowler), so not really as amazing as it might first seem. He cashed in against a very, very ordinary line-up.
ii) Inconsistency. He scored a bulk of his runs (around a large %) in the first two tests, and failed after that. He average 35 in the last 3 tests, and scored a small amount of runs.
Originally Posted by Top_Cat
1) Had double pneumonia as a kid, as did my twin sis. Doctors told my parents to pray that we lived through the night. Dad said **** off, I'm an atheist, you ****s better save my kids, etc. Then prayed anyway.