Ricky Ponting: Australia need to learn the Asian tempo | Cricket Features | Cricinfo Magazine (online) | ESPN Cricinfo

by Gilbert Keith

Here is some interesting insight from Ricky Ponting:

"What Younis did was a classic example of following the style of cricket proven over many years on the subcontinent. The game meanders for the first three and a half to four days and then tends to open up really late. What you’ve got to do is be in a position come tea on day three where you can still win the game, and in both of those Tests by late on day three Australia were completely out of the match. It’s very rare that games don’t last very late into day five in those conditions, and the way Australia played didn’t allow them to get there."