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Mike Hussey and Brad Haddin produced a record stand as England suffered on day three of the first Ashes Test.
Hussey (195) and Haddin (136) put on 307, a record for Tests at the Gabba, before England finally ended their mammoth sixth-wicket stand after tea.
It was only the second delivery that Mike Hussey received from Graeme Swann in the series. He shimmied down the pitch with intent, but he couldn’t quite get into the ideal position for his purpose, which was to whack the ball to the boundary.
In a fraction of a second Hussey had a decision to make. Should he go through with the shot or should he hit the safety valve by simply getting some part of his body or equipment in the way? His feet were in the wrong place. But Hussey trusted his arms. He swung through the line of the ball. Ball hit meat of bat before sailing into the stands at long-on. There was a roar from the up-turned cake-tin that is the modern Gabba.
Test batsman Mike Hussey hopes to erase a lingering heartbreak and silence his growing critics by playing a key role in helping Australia reclaim the Ashes this summer.
Hussey was last man out when Australia fell 198 runs shy of victory in the fifth and deciding Ashes Test at The Oval last year, handing England a 2-1 victory.