For fans of Punter’s aggressive style, there are few innings more enjoyable than his stunning 164 off just 105 against South Africa. Despite going on to lose the match, this innings remains Punter’s finest examples of pure batting skill.

Punter’s incredible 186 against England

Ponting was proving his value up until very recently, notching this double ton against India just this summer.

Ponting’s international career started as it was to continue with an innings of 96 pull of poise and precision.

Ponting’s sterling 140 not out in the final of the 2003 World Cup final provided the platform for Australia’a victory over India.

Punter’s hardman reputation was concretised in spectacular fashion in 2005 when he took an off drive to the face playing at silly mid off, and brushed it off like it was nothing.

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