The former captain has a record at Adelaide against Indians you could set your clock by. Yesterday's second-life knock took the total to four centuries, all evenly spaced over 12 years.
When the visitors come to this city they know for whom the bell tolls.
India's long-suffering bowlers must have felt as tortured as Sisyphus as they watched the rock they pushed up the hill roll at twice the speed past fieldsmen too fagged to give adequate chase, or fly through gaps in fields inadequately set.
Image: Australia's Ricky Ponting celebrates his 50 runs in their cricket test match against India in Adelaide, Australia Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.