When the 41-year-old former captain came out of retirement to lead Australia against India
Fifth Test Match
With India putting on a record losing total in the second innings of 445, the deciding Test ended on a highly exciting note - a finale becoming an evenly fought series.
Fourth Test Match
Australia conceded the initiative early in the match, batting disastrously when dismissed for 131 and then dropping catches during those periods of India's innings when the pitch was encouraging their pace bowlers.
India in Australia Test Series, 1977/78
India tour of Australia, Dec 1977 - Feb 1978
Ponting is still here to stay