Friday, September 09, 2011

Shaun Marsh and Mike Hussey lead Australia against Sri Lanka

Australian player, Shaun Marsh, has made his test debut against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. In his debut game, he has surprised his teammate Mike Hussey showing his test temperament. With Mike Hussey, he has added 148-run partnership in the fourth wicket stand in the second Test against Sri Lanka.

When Mike Hussey came to bat, Australia was 116 for 3 and they needed more 58 runs to level the score. At that time, Shaun Marsh was not out on 24.

Shaun Marsh scored an unbeaten 87 while Mike Hussey remained not out on 76 at the end of day two. Thanks to their contribution, Australia could put 90-run lead against the home team. The tourist team is going on to make a big chasing score against their opponent.

It seems that both Marsh and Hussey didn’t find any difficulty batting at Pallekele stadium. They handled the Lankan bowlers with ease.

The 28-year-old player Shaun Marsh is much closer from his maiden test century. If he scores triple figure in his debut game then he will become one of those elite members to get century in their first game.

Shaun Marsh should thank former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting, whose absence helped him being selected in the test squad.