NSW v Victoria, Ryobi Cup, North Sydney Oval November 18, 2012

Finch, Hussey set up big Victoria win

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Victoria 4 for 352 (Hussey 140*, Finch 140) beat New South Wales 350 (Smith 92, Henry 61, Boland 4-85, Herrick 3-82) by 6 wickets
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David Hussey and Aaron Finch both blasted centuries to set up the biggest successful chase in Australian one-day domestic history against New South Wales at North Sydney Oval. Finch made 140 off 124 balls and Hussey ended up unbeaten on 140 from 82 deliveries as the Bushrangers overhauled the Blues' total of 350 with 20 balls to spare.

The previous highest chase was also at North Sydney Oval in the corresponding game between the same sides last summer, when New South Wales chased 318 to beat Victoria. On that occasion it was Daniel Smith who stunned Victoria, but this time it was a pair of batsmen, Finch and Hussey, who destroyed New South Wales.

Finch gave Victoria a brisk start and he and Hussey put on 156 for the third wicket in 20 overs. Finch plundered ten sixes and Hussey cleared the boundary eight times, and he brought up his hundred from his 61st delivery in a Steven Smith over that cost New South Wales 25 runs.

The small boundaries at North Sydney proved insufficient to contain the Victorians and New South Wales were left to regret a slightly slow start to their innings in which both openers, Scott Henry and Brad Haddin, scored at less than a run a ball. Sean Abbott was promoted to No.3 and slammed 40 from 16 balls before Smith lifted the tempo with 92 from 68 balls, as the Blues were dismissed for 350 in the 50th over.

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  • POSTED BY Meety on | November 20, 2012, 2:13 GMT

    @Lewis_of_Macksville on (November 18 2012, 12:23 PM GMT) - my original reply didn't get thru for some reason. Anyways, regarding Quinney, have a look at his overall List A stats, the ave & S/R combined is awesome. @Dashgar on (November 18 2012, 12:51 PM GMT) - I think Finch should take over Warner's T20 spot without question & he should be blooded this year in the ODI side.

  • POSTED BY Dashgar on | November 20, 2012, 1:11 GMT

    @Lewis, Hussey averages over 50 in all First Class due to runs in England. Not good enough. Phil Hughes averaging 35 in county is a different story though?

  • POSTED BY stuartk319 on | November 19, 2012, 8:17 GMT

    David Hussey's record for Victoria: 90 matches, 6290 runs, Average 45.91, 37 50's and 17 100's.

  • POSTED BY stuartk319 on | November 19, 2012, 7:52 GMT

    Full credit to Finch and Hussey, but I watched that innings and the bowlers had no chance under those conditions. This was a sit on the good ball and swing at anything even slightly up there game, not a true test of a batsman's temperament. If Finch gets an ODI spot he deserves it since he's scored consistently in the Ryobi Cup. Alex Ross' 64 for SA is arguably the best dig of the week, as the bowlers had a chance at the WACA and bowled well, and Ross rescued his side from a dire situation. Also, the shot he got out to would easily have been 6 at North Sydney.

  • POSTED BY Edwards_Anderson on | November 18, 2012, 23:45 GMT

    @PFEL well said mate, runs in county for D Hussey make his average seems alot higher then it should be and as you mentioned in the 90s runs in county were alot easier to score, he hasn't scored much runs in shield where its harder to score and where it counts

  • POSTED BY StAnselm on | November 18, 2012, 19:38 GMT

    Seven different NSW players hit a six in the innings. Does anyone know if this is some sort of record?

  • POSTED BY on | November 18, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    It's amazing that Marcus North was not only selected in the Test side, but stayed there as long as he did, when David Hussey had a 20 run better average with both bat and ball. It shows just how poor Hilditch was Chairman of Selectors and underlines the old adage that when there is a South Australian in that position a Victorian has to be twice as good to get a cap.

  • POSTED BY Pazman on | November 18, 2012, 15:24 GMT

    Haha. Wouldn't Warriors love Dave Hussey right now. Despite the field size still an amazing effort by him and Finch. Shame he'll never play Test cricket his record in shield cricket over the last 8 seasons I would have thought warranted a chance, especially over North, Steve Smith

  • POSTED BY Dashgar on | November 18, 2012, 12:51 GMT

    Agree Meety. Finch is completely dominating the Ryobi Cup. His One Day average is now over 40 and he's hit two centuries this year. Got to be a spot for him in the ODI XI for Australia this summer either as an opener or a middle order hitter. He's a gun in the field too.

  • POSTED BY Trapper439 on | November 18, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    The fact that David Hussey will end his career without having been given a Test cap is a sore indictment on the Aussie selectors of the last five or so years.

    He has just as much long-term potential as Rob Quiney. It's a travesty, pure and simple.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | November 20, 2012, 2:13 GMT

    @Lewis_of_Macksville on (November 18 2012, 12:23 PM GMT) - my original reply didn't get thru for some reason. Anyways, regarding Quinney, have a look at his overall List A stats, the ave & S/R combined is awesome. @Dashgar on (November 18 2012, 12:51 PM GMT) - I think Finch should take over Warner's T20 spot without question & he should be blooded this year in the ODI side.

  • POSTED BY Dashgar on | November 20, 2012, 1:11 GMT

    @Lewis, Hussey averages over 50 in all First Class due to runs in England. Not good enough. Phil Hughes averaging 35 in county is a different story though?

  • POSTED BY stuartk319 on | November 19, 2012, 8:17 GMT

    David Hussey's record for Victoria: 90 matches, 6290 runs, Average 45.91, 37 50's and 17 100's.

  • POSTED BY stuartk319 on | November 19, 2012, 7:52 GMT

    Full credit to Finch and Hussey, but I watched that innings and the bowlers had no chance under those conditions. This was a sit on the good ball and swing at anything even slightly up there game, not a true test of a batsman's temperament. If Finch gets an ODI spot he deserves it since he's scored consistently in the Ryobi Cup. Alex Ross' 64 for SA is arguably the best dig of the week, as the bowlers had a chance at the WACA and bowled well, and Ross rescued his side from a dire situation. Also, the shot he got out to would easily have been 6 at North Sydney.

  • POSTED BY Edwards_Anderson on | November 18, 2012, 23:45 GMT

    @PFEL well said mate, runs in county for D Hussey make his average seems alot higher then it should be and as you mentioned in the 90s runs in county were alot easier to score, he hasn't scored much runs in shield where its harder to score and where it counts

  • POSTED BY StAnselm on | November 18, 2012, 19:38 GMT

    Seven different NSW players hit a six in the innings. Does anyone know if this is some sort of record?

  • POSTED BY on | November 18, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    It's amazing that Marcus North was not only selected in the Test side, but stayed there as long as he did, when David Hussey had a 20 run better average with both bat and ball. It shows just how poor Hilditch was Chairman of Selectors and underlines the old adage that when there is a South Australian in that position a Victorian has to be twice as good to get a cap.

  • POSTED BY Pazman on | November 18, 2012, 15:24 GMT

    Haha. Wouldn't Warriors love Dave Hussey right now. Despite the field size still an amazing effort by him and Finch. Shame he'll never play Test cricket his record in shield cricket over the last 8 seasons I would have thought warranted a chance, especially over North, Steve Smith

  • POSTED BY Dashgar on | November 18, 2012, 12:51 GMT

    Agree Meety. Finch is completely dominating the Ryobi Cup. His One Day average is now over 40 and he's hit two centuries this year. Got to be a spot for him in the ODI XI for Australia this summer either as an opener or a middle order hitter. He's a gun in the field too.

  • POSTED BY Trapper439 on | November 18, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    The fact that David Hussey will end his career without having been given a Test cap is a sore indictment on the Aussie selectors of the last five or so years.

    He has just as much long-term potential as Rob Quiney. It's a travesty, pure and simple.

  • POSTED BY Edwards_Anderson on | November 18, 2012, 12:23 GMT

    @Meety i also think Finch should be in the ODI side, but not Quiney, he had one good innings against Qld, that's not enough for a position in the ODI side. @Bib_Maxy_Walker D hussey has'n't played a test as majority of his runs have been made in county, he doesn't get many first class runs in shield where it matters and everyone knows his issues against fast short bowling. Not sure if you saw how Sammy got rid of him in the semi final of the T20 world cup, but it was a short ball on the head which he handled very poorly and this has been his issue in shield as well. He is also averaging below 20 this year in shield and at 35 is hardly the future of our test lineup. Hughes is the future of Aus cricket.

  • POSTED BY PFEL on | November 18, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    @ Big_Maxy, scoring big runs in county cricket is nothing special, aussie domestic players consistently went over there during the 90s-00s and averaged 70-80 for a season. You certainly can't take these stats at face value, runs are a lot easier to come by at North Sydney and 140* from 84 balls is not as amazing as it sounds . . . I agree that Finch should be a top conteder and hopefully even a starter for the One Day side this summer, his performances have been fantastic, fast scoring and consistent. After beign Aus's leading bat last summer D Huss should also have a starting spot in the middle order. The main opponent to these two for a position would probably be Bailey.

  • POSTED BY Lees_Legends on | November 18, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    What a waste of a fixture. Gives people false ideas about batsmen and kills bowlers. Should disregard anything that happened there today.

  • POSTED BY Ozcricketwriter on | November 18, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    Apparently David Hussey is past it and can't be considered for the Australian test side.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | November 18, 2012, 9:46 GMT

    That's it! Finch must be in the ODI side. That is two brilliant knocks this summer in List As. Probably should have Quinney with him too.

  • POSTED BY AngryAngy on | November 18, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    The main problem is the hill, hits in that direction don't really even need to be 60 metres. There's room to fix the ground though, if they could it would be a magnificent venue. After all, it is basically the old SCG.

  • POSTED BY Big_Maxy_Walker on | November 18, 2012, 9:11 GMT

    one thinks how david hussey has never played a test for his country when his first class average is nearly mid fifties. he has scored alot of those runs in county cricket in england where australia could have used his help in recent ashes tours.

  • POSTED BY RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on | November 18, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    ridiculous to conduct one dayers at north sydney even mishits fly for 6 it kills bowlers

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  • POSTED BY RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on | November 18, 2012, 8:11 GMT

    ridiculous to conduct one dayers at north sydney even mishits fly for 6 it kills bowlers

  • POSTED BY Big_Maxy_Walker on | November 18, 2012, 9:11 GMT

    one thinks how david hussey has never played a test for his country when his first class average is nearly mid fifties. he has scored alot of those runs in county cricket in england where australia could have used his help in recent ashes tours.

  • POSTED BY AngryAngy on | November 18, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    The main problem is the hill, hits in that direction don't really even need to be 60 metres. There's room to fix the ground though, if they could it would be a magnificent venue. After all, it is basically the old SCG.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | November 18, 2012, 9:46 GMT

    That's it! Finch must be in the ODI side. That is two brilliant knocks this summer in List As. Probably should have Quinney with him too.

  • POSTED BY Ozcricketwriter on | November 18, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    Apparently David Hussey is past it and can't be considered for the Australian test side.

  • POSTED BY Lees_Legends on | November 18, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    What a waste of a fixture. Gives people false ideas about batsmen and kills bowlers. Should disregard anything that happened there today.

  • POSTED BY PFEL on | November 18, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    @ Big_Maxy, scoring big runs in county cricket is nothing special, aussie domestic players consistently went over there during the 90s-00s and averaged 70-80 for a season. You certainly can't take these stats at face value, runs are a lot easier to come by at North Sydney and 140* from 84 balls is not as amazing as it sounds . . . I agree that Finch should be a top conteder and hopefully even a starter for the One Day side this summer, his performances have been fantastic, fast scoring and consistent. After beign Aus's leading bat last summer D Huss should also have a starting spot in the middle order. The main opponent to these two for a position would probably be Bailey.

  • POSTED BY Edwards_Anderson on | November 18, 2012, 12:23 GMT

    @Meety i also think Finch should be in the ODI side, but not Quiney, he had one good innings against Qld, that's not enough for a position in the ODI side. @Bib_Maxy_Walker D hussey has'n't played a test as majority of his runs have been made in county, he doesn't get many first class runs in shield where it matters and everyone knows his issues against fast short bowling. Not sure if you saw how Sammy got rid of him in the semi final of the T20 world cup, but it was a short ball on the head which he handled very poorly and this has been his issue in shield as well. He is also averaging below 20 this year in shield and at 35 is hardly the future of our test lineup. Hughes is the future of Aus cricket.

  • POSTED BY Trapper439 on | November 18, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    The fact that David Hussey will end his career without having been given a Test cap is a sore indictment on the Aussie selectors of the last five or so years.

    He has just as much long-term potential as Rob Quiney. It's a travesty, pure and simple.

  • POSTED BY Dashgar on | November 18, 2012, 12:51 GMT

    Agree Meety. Finch is completely dominating the Ryobi Cup. His One Day average is now over 40 and he's hit two centuries this year. Got to be a spot for him in the ODI XI for Australia this summer either as an opener or a middle order hitter. He's a gun in the field too.