Late bloomer Michael Hussey defies years with tons of runs

The durable left-hander is pragmatic about his longevity in the game ahead of next year's Ashes series in England. "I don't think there's any secret, I just think you need luck to go your way. I thought Ricky Ponting was batting really well and had some big scores in Sheffield Shield but this game sometimes really can sort you out," Michael Hussey said.

updated: December 15, 2012 16:12 IST
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Hobart: Australia's Mike Hussey says there's no secret to his late blooming success as he claimed another century against Sri Lanka in the first Hobart Test on Saturday.

Hussey continues to flourish at 37, just months younger than Ricky Ponting who called it quits to Test cricket earlier this month after his batting form tailed off.

But Hussey shows no signs of dimming as he claimed his fifth century in six Tests against Sri Lanka with an unbeaten 115 for his 19th Test century and his third ton in the last month.

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