Recalled Hussey hits ground running with rescue mission
AUSTRALIA’S struggles with spin on turning Indian pitches were laid bare against lowly Kenya at Bangalore.
Three wickets fell for 16 runs and out comes 35-year-old Mike Hussey to rescue the side from a difficult spot at 4-143.
Hussey’s innings of 54 off 43 balls came with a minimum of fuss, the veteran hitting four boundaries and sharing a century partnership with Michael Clarke ( 93) in Australia’s 6-324 en route to a 60-run win.
A cricket nerd if ever there was one, ‘‘ Mr Cricket’’ maintains he’s not special, despite averaging over 50 in his 152-game one-day international career and over 90 in ODIs against India in India.
Hussey has been in India for less than a week, having recovered from hamstring surgery and seizing his chance for a World Cup recall as an injury replacement for pace bowler Doug Bollinger.
He says patching up Australia’s middle-order batting is simply a case of sticking to his game plan and working the ball around.