Gabba Day 3: It's hard being insecure when you're Ricky Ponting

Submitted by Rick Eyre on November 25 2006, 10:28 pm

Do you think Ricky Ponting has enough confidence in his team? How big a target will he set England before he can breathe easily at the thought that the opposition can't win? Will 700 be enough? Maybe he'll bat till tea-time Sunday and hope that even Australia's bowlers can contain Strauss and Cook to less than 800 runs in four sessions.

Before I forget: hats off to Channel Nine, who have stayed with the cricket till stumps every day (which is set under ICC regs these days to 30 minutes overtime at the most).

Midwinter-Midwinter points for Saturday: Glenn McGrath 3pts; Ian Bell 2pts; Stuart Clark 1pt.

The playlist of Day Three podcasts from the ABC, BBC, Guardian, Telegraph and CricInfo is attached. No sign of anything yet from Nasser Hussain today.