Pacemen Makhaya Ntini says that "its two countries at war" after a tense battle in the 1st Day's play. Skipper Ponting looks back on his century and says that the pitch is slow and the outfield is not giving full value for runs. Day 1 2nd Test MCG Dec 2008.
Birth of a star: JP Duminy on his 166 (MCG)
Ntini-led pace attack contains Aussies: 1st Test, Day 1 (Perth)