Thursday, 9 October 2008

Ponting to the Rescue

The first day of the first Test against India and Australia has seen an interesting start by the two teams. The score finished on 254-4 and wasn't without some drama along the way. Matthew Hayden was out for a duck in the first over to Zaheer Khan, Michael Clarke, still obviously troubled by his stomach spinning like a washing machine was out for just 11, but it was Ricky Ponting's mammoth innings that interests Nightwatchgirl.

Making 123 before getting out by, you guessed it - Australia's most loved Indian, Harbhajan, Ponting has once again shown that when it comes to amassing runs, he still has the hunger and drive.

Is Ponting an actual run machine?

8 comments:

Oomby Dave said...

I'd go further than that and say that Ricky Ponting is the greatest test batsmen currently playing in the world.

Damith S. said...

That 12.78 avg was before Punter exploded a few years ago. Since then when Aus win, loose, draw he scores runs like there is no tomorrow.

Sehwag angered him. And we all know you dont get personal with him.

Oomby Dave said...

Isn't it funny how the more you piss Australia the more convincing they are at beating you. It's the teams like Bangladesh and Iceland that don't piss aussies off and have a better chance at winning:P

Oomby Dave said...

edit: the more you piss Australia off

Dave said...

Iceland would certainly have an advantage against Australia if they're playing at home, though I'm sure the Aussies will be pissed off if they've got money invested in Icelandic banks.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

cricket on ice. Dave, you have just invented a whole new game. Genius. My congratulations.

Dave said...

I'd better patent it before Lalit Modi nicks it from under my nose, then.

Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

wouldn't be the first nose related product Lalit Modi is peddling..