Hussey puts Australia back into driving seat

November 26, 2010 at 11:22 am 1 comment


If Australia overtake the first innings score set by England, then they will have the efforts of Mike Hussey to thank in particular. The batsman, who came in at number five following the dismissal of Simon Katich, made a spirited start to proceedings and has since moved on to an overnight score of 81, making Australia favourites to win the Test in the Ashes cricket betting in the process.

His innings mirrored that of England’s impressive middle-order form player, who also steered his side away from the brink of a collapse by standing firm at one end and was involved in some impressive partnerships. He survived an early scare when the first delivery he faced turned out to be a virtually unplayable line-and-length number from the impressive Steve Finn which found the outside of his bat, only to drop tantalisingly short of the excited slip cordon.

Since that moment he has looked remarkably steady, seeing off some accurate spells of bowling from all three of England’s pace bowlers, and has really gone after the bowling of Graeme Swann. From Swann’s first delivery it was evident that he was being targeted by an Australian side who clearly see attack as the best form of defence against the influential spin bowler. The Ashes betting tips had suggested Swann would be England’s top bowler, but he has done little to show he will.

Ably supported by Brad Haddin, and with a tail that has great potential to wag, if Hussey can keep his focus and go on to carry his bat, there is every chance that Australia will not only surpass the total set for them, they could give their bowlers a few relatively comfortable overs against a batting line up onto their second innings, still playing catch up from the first.

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  • 1. william sabaroche  |  December 25, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    england can still win thta 4th test and take the serries they have go in with lots of confident that they can do it

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