I wonder why Ponting seems so ready to concede runs to third man but
prevent the drive, particularly off Lee.
Lee's bowling figures tend to be unflattering, but although I don't
have precise stats, he does seem to be particularly prone to conceding
runs behind point and over the head of 1st and second slip.
Today he's conceded a pile of boundaries off the edge there, and I
wonder why Ponting has let this happen. It happened through much of the
Ashes series too, both to Dizzy and Lee.
Plugging the gaps there with an attacking fielder or two might simpoly
mean they score someplace else, but I'm sure the bowler would feel
happier watching the batsman trying to drive him and succeeding than
edging for four.