Hussey steers Australia out of trouble

Hussey steers Australia out of trouble

Michael Hussey survived a missed stumping to complete an unbeaten half-century and steer Australia out of trouble in the second Test against West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Monday.

When lunch was taken on day two, Australia were 267 for six in their first innings after resuming at 208-5. Hussey was on 54 and James Pattinson on 21.

The session was interrupted for 16 minutes because of rain, then stopped 10 minutes early because of another downpour.

West Indies made an early breakthrough when they dismissed Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade in the second over of the day but were unable to make any further inroads on a pitch that was playing low and hard to score runs on.

The hosts took the second new ball at the start of the day and got an instant reward when Wade departed without adding to his overnight score of 11.

Paceman Kemar Roach, the most effective West Indian bowler, captured his third wicket of the match when he found the outside edge of Wade’s bat and Darren Bravo took a low catch at first slip.

West Indies might have had a second wicket when Hussey advanced down the pitch and was beaten by off-spinner Shane Shillingford. But wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh, who dropped Hussey when he was on five on day one, fumbled the ball, allowing Hussey to get back inside his crease before the bails were removed.

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