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Hussey delight at maiden century

David Hussey on the run in Edinburgh
Hussey made 111 runs against Scotland in Edinburgh

David Hussey believes he will have to bide his time before he is a regular in Australia's main one-day team, despite his maiden century against Scotland.

The Victorian right-hander struck 111 from 83 balls as the Aussies secured a 189-run win in Edinburgh.

"I know that there are many good players floating around at the moment," said 32-year-old Hussey.

"Callum Ferguson is playing really well, Cameron White is playing well. It is hard to get in the team."

Australia have a busy schedule of limited-overs fixtures and will play two Twenty20s and seven ODIs against England to end their tour of the United Kingdom before heading to South Africa for next month's Champions Trophy.

Hussey is likely only to feature in the Twenty20 games after he was left out of Australia's squad for the 50-over matches against England.

He admits that situation is understandable given his average of just 28.47 in 23 ODIs, but he is determined to get another chance.

It was a really good contest

Australia's David Hussey

"I've had a mix of games in Twenty20 and one-dayers in the past year, but I haven't really taken the chance with both hands," he said.

"I've played 20-odd games in ODIs and I just kept getting out, it was as simple as that.

"So for me to get an opportunity today and to take full toll, I'm so happy that I got a century.

"It was my first hundred and it's great to get it here in Scotland on a great wicket and at a great ground."

Hussey's hopes of pushing his ODI claims are, by his own admission, undermined by his age as he competes against the likes of Ferguson, White and David Warner.

"I just want to get back into the team," he added.

"If I get the opportunity, I want to get back in there, but I just have to bide my time."

Despite the size of today's win, Hussey said Scotland had provided good preparation ahead of their first Twenty20 against England at Old Trafford on Sunday.

"I think it was a very hard test," he said.

"Their opening batters got off to a great start, their bowlers were super and got the most out of the wicket. It was a really good contest.

"I think we saw that in the way our bowlers took to it and I think we put a marker down."



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