Aussie Hussey notches half-century

AFP-JIJI

Mike Hussey boosted Australia’s first innings with another half-century after the loss of skipper Michael Clarke’s wicket on the second day of the first Sri Lanka test Saturday.

Hussey’s productive summer showed no sign of waning as the 37-year-old shared in a unbroken 60-run stand with wicketkeeper Matthew Wade to push Australia’s total past 350 after a rain-delayed start to the day’s play.

At lunch, Australia was 364 for five with Hussey unbeaten on 66 and Wade not out 31.

Hussey, who scored two centuries in the recent series against South Africa, became the fourth half-century maker of the Australian innings, off 114 balls.