Ponting played his first shot between cover and point and took three runs by singles. After this two fours came from one over off Sreesanth. His lost confidence was back when pulled a over boundary off Irfan Pathan’s over. From the opening he began his playing in showing as well as aggressively and his strokes carried power. His batting performance has proved that he is one of the best batsmen in this modern generation. Ponting’s initial run came from a boundary and when it was not possible any boundary between overs 10-19 then he was taking the singles, twos and threes.
Ponting is happy to back in runs. Comparing two days earlier match against Sri-Lanka, the quality of this match was best, in that match, he got out before facing 33 deliveries. He says that the wicket was best for his team because they have played many matches in the tournament. So, it was good for them especially for Hayden, Andrew Symonds and Ponting own self for back to form. Ponting scored 124, which is the highest in the CB series and Andrew Symonds, who scored 59.
Since, Andrew Symonds has backed his as usual figure and Hayden has given an explosive beginning, so, ponting think that they could regain their losing edge immediately. Source Cricinfo