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Ton-up Hussey puts Australia on top vs Lanka

Hussey continues to flourish at 37, just months younger than Ricky Ponting who called it quits to Test cricket earlier this month after his batting form tailed off.


Right: Australia’s Mike Hussey celebrates his century on Day Two of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Hobart on Saturday. Pic/AFP.

But Hussey shows no signs of dimming as he claimed his fifth century in six Tests against Sri Lanka with an unbeaten 115 for his 19th Test century and his third ton in the last month.

The durable left-hander is pragmatic about his longevity in the game ahead of next year’s Ashes series in England. “I don’t think there’s any secret, I just think you need luck to go your way. I thought Ricky Ponting was batting really well and had some big scores in Sheffield Shield but this game sometimes really can sort you out,” he said.

“So I’m under no illusions that that’s going to happen to me as well. It just takes a couple of good balls, a couple of bad shots and a couple of things not to go your way and you can feel under pressure. “At the moment it seems to be going my way but understanding how the game goes it can turn very quickly and so I want to enjoy it while it lasts,” he added.

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