This innings displayed Ponting's greatest quality: sheer, bloody-minded determination. After Australia's 2005 Ashes loss, the skipper was determined to not let it happen again. His hundred at the Gabba paved the way for a 5-0 series whitewash.
After a horror tour of India, Ponting was elevated to No.3 and struggled early in Australia's Ashes defence. But at the scene of his maiden Test ton, Ponting proved what he was capable of with a brilliant counter-attacking innings.