The star all rounder of Australia, David Hussey, has predicted a clean sweep in two Twenty20 match series against India by winning the second encounter at Melbourne.
The kangaroos have won the first T20 by 31 runs on February 1, 2012, at Stadium Australia, Sydney and are leading the series 1-0.
Melbourne is the centre of cricket in Australia and the big stadium is fully booked for the game on Friday. It will be a great sight to play in front of the capacity home crowd which will cheer to back up the national side. Hussey narrated playing the game at Melbourne as, “There’s no better feeling than to do it at MCG, the home of Australian cricket in front of 90,000 people. There’s no better atmosphere throughout the world.”
The home side proved too good for the visitors in the first T20, and they performed at their best in all departments of the game. Hussey was impressed by the thundering batting performance from the opener Matthew Wade who initiated the innings with another hard hitter David Warner.
Wade trounced the rival attack all around the ground as the ball went flying and reeling over the fence quite often from his blade. He thrashed 72 runs off mere 43 balls which comprised three skied sixes and five well timed fours. The left hander shared couple of match winning partnerships with Warner and Hussey which enabled the total to reach 171 runs.
India could manage 140 runs at the end of the 20th over and lost the game by 31 runs. It was the third T20 international match for the left hand batsman, Wade who shown his glimpses with the bat and also by keeping the wickets. He has played number of first-class, List A matches and has proved his worth in the domestic cricket. He has been knocking the doors of One Day Internationals and Test cricket since long. Hussey is a great admirer of his game and foresees his bright future in the Australian Cricket. He complimented him by saying, “One of his big attributes is he competes. When the game is on line, you want him in trenches. Last night he showed his wares. He is couple of innings away from cementing a Test spot, perhaps.”
David Hussy was convinced that the team was performing excellently at the moment and has put Australia on the winning track. All of the team players are trying to exhibit positive cricket which will win them the second T20. He further commented, “It’s pretty important to make it 2-0. We played good cricket and got a few cobwebs out of the way. We want to keep the momentum going forward and play a perfect game in front of 90,000 (fans) at the MCG.”
Hussey played a key role in the first T20 by smashing 42 runs off 30 balls with three towering sixes and a four, held a vital catch of Virender Sehwag and grabbed two wickets for just four runs in two overs.
The second and final T20 will be staged at Melbourne Cricket Ground, on February 3, 2012, and Hussey anticipates another win in the forthcoming match.