Originally Posted by silentstriker
Well, dunno how much of it was the track when he decided to run down the track the first delivery he faced....
Undoubtedly the most important determinant of this great performance was great form combined with a fearless approach. The only reason I mentioned the track being on the friendlier side was because so many of his shots were played on the up on the offside. Very difficult to play those same shots on wickets that favour bowlers. In fact, the only players I have seen do that consistently over a career is Sachin , Lara and Ponting. Clarke and Amla and both really good at doing it currently and it is one of the reasons they are the two best batsmen in the world.