Adelaide: Centurion Ricky Ponting does not want Australia to "kill too much time" in their pursuit of putting up a huge first-innings total for taking 20 wickets could be hard work on a benign Adelaide Oval pitch here.
"You have to be careful not to bat too long. It will be a tough wicket to take 20 wickets if you want to win this game. We need to make sure we're not killing too much time," said Ponting who struck an unbeaten 137 and put on 251 runs for the fourth wicket with skipper Michael Clarke (140) on day one of the fourth and final Test against India.
Such was Australia's domination that it raised questions about if it was the worst Indian attack he has faced Down Under.