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David Hussey made a sparkling start to the season with a fine century as Victoria reached 5 for 291 against South Australia. The Bushrangers' coach Greg Shipperd has been pushing Hussey for international honours and the batsman showed his skills during the 178-ball 104.

Hitting 14 fours and a six that brought up three figures, he moved Victoria away from the early danger of 2 for 48 and pushed them towards a formidable target. Hussey had a willing partner in Cameron White, who struck a powerful 76, including a six over one of the Chappell stands off the legspinner Cullen Bailey.

South Australia found some energy with the second new ball to restrict the damage and Hussey was bowled by Jason Gillespie to end the 152-run stand. In the next over Ryan Harris picked up White and it was the second time Victoria had lost two quick wickets. Robert Quiney (25) was run-out by Jason Borgas' direct hit in the morning session and was followed by Nick Jewell (20) when he padded up to Mark Cosgrove.
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