Champions League Twenty20: Tim Southee, Trent Boult Set the Match for Northern Knights, Says Michael Hussey

Mumbai Indians opening batsman Michael Hussey also admitted that New Zealand outfit Northern Knights was brilliant in the field. Defending champions Mumbai crashed out of the 2014 Champions League Twenty20 competition in the qualifying stage on Tuesday following a six-wicket defeat at the hands of the Knights.

updated: September 17, 2014 18:02 IST
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File photo: Mike Hussey (L) and Lendl Simmons (R) have a discussion during Mumbai Indians' match vs Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20.


Raipur: Knocked out of the Champions League T20 after losing to Northern Knights in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians' ace batsman Michael Hussey said some tight bowling by pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee had led to his team's downfall.

"The Northern Knights pace attack operated very well. Southee and Boult bowled very well at the start and we could not get going. They had us under pressure and the new guys coming in also found it difficult. Scott Styris reaped the rewards but I think the credit goes to the two pace bowlers for the initial set up," said Hussey at the post match press conference after losing by six wickets last night here at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium. (Highlights)

Hussey also admitted that the New Zealand outfit was brilliant in the field.

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