Mike Hussey steered Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win in the third and final one-day
international against South Africa at Kingsmead on Friday. Australia were on top for most of the match but lost wickets at vital times in chasing a modest target of 223.
Michael Hussey celebrates hitting the winning runs. PIC/AFP
Hussey, though, stood firm in an innings of 45 not out, finishing the contest with a pull for six off Morne Morkel with 15 balls to spare. "There were a few nerves up in the change room but once again he's performed
under pressure," said Australian captain Michael Clarke of Hussey's effort.
Clarke said his team were now looking forward to playing two Test matches against South Africa, starting on
November 9. "We've seen throughout the one-day series how close the two teams are and I'm certain the Test series is going to be no different. But I'd like to come out on top there as well."