After struggling with the bat in Australia's first two wins of the series, Steve Smith this week declared it was time for him to step up and score some runs in the third Ashes Test.
Talk about a man of his word.
With Australia struggling at 3-107 at lunch, Smith went about crafting one of the best innings of his fledgling career, dragging the home side back into the contest with a superb century.
The 24-year-old's 124-run partnership with the in-form Brad Haddin helped turn the tables on England and swung the match in Australia's favour.
"It was nice. Obviously under a little bit of pressure there, losing a few wickets in the middle, but I was lucky enough to build a partnership with Hadds and then Mitch (Johnson) there at the end," Smith said.
"We're in a decent position, hopefully if we start well tomorrow we can post a really good score.
"It's probably about even, the wicket's pretty good, so hopefully we can cash in in the morning."
Smith was delighted with his performance after his lean trot in the first two Tests.
"It's probably right up there for me in my career," he said of his second Test ton, after scoring his maiden century in the last Ashes series.
"Obviously (I was) under a little bit of pressure coming into this game, having not scored many runs, and I guess the position of the game as well.
"I was really happy with the way I was hitting the ball in the nets and from ball one today I felt pretty good.
"I think I summed up the conditions pretty well and it paid off in the end.
"I think it was a pretty tough part of the game, they'd taken a few wickets and they were pretty high."