Ricky Ponting’s decision to bat again was highly questionable. The only possible reason might be that the ageing Glenn McGrath needed a rest before having another go at the English. Even if this were true it made little sense since the rest of the bowling attack was well eqipped to attack the deeply demoralized england batsmen. Besides a 400+ runs lead is not sufficient for the world’s strongest team?
If the match is drawn for some reason (weather intervening or a superlative show by Eng on the last day), Ponting is bound to draw some serious fire.