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Hussey ton creates selection headache

By Tom Wald 18/11/2005 08:59:25 PM Comments (0)

Opener Mike Hussey has created a major selection dilemma by carving out a stylish maiden Test century as Australia humiliated the West Indies.

He and Matthew Hayden (110) murdered the tourists' attack on a rain-marred day two in Hobart and pushed Australia closer to retaining the Frank Worrell Trophy.

The pair put on 231, the ninth highest stand by an Australian opening pair, as the home team charged to 1-256 at stumps in reply to the West Indian first dig of 149.

Hussey (116 no) and captain Ricky Ponting (17no) were unbeaten as Australia snatched a lead of 107 runs at Bellerive Oval.

Hayden said the home team was planning on piling on the runs on Saturday.

"We were just out there to really grind them down and put Australia in a really strong position," he said.

It was Hayden's fourth hundred in four Tests and continued his resurrection since facing the chop just two months ago in England.

The only Australians to have twice produced a block of four centuries in four Tests are Hayden and the legendary Don Bradman.

It was the strapping Queenslander's 24th Test ton but it was Hussey's 308-minute knock that has presented a dilemma for the selectors before next week's Test in Adelaide.

Hussey, who smashed 18 fours, is filling in for regular opener Justin Langer who has missed the first two Tests with a cracked rib.

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