DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22: Cricket Australia consultant coach Mike Hussey looks on during the Quadrangular Series match between Australia A and the Cricket Australia National Performance Squad at Marrara Oval on July 22, 2014 in Darwin, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Mike Hussey is one of the best cricketers to represent Australia in the 21st century.

He played 79 test matches, 185 ODIs, 38 T20Is, and scored 22 international hundreds.

Known as Mr Cricket, Hussey had a late debut, not playing his first Test until the age of 30, but still went on to be one of the best.

He finished with a Test batting average of 51.51, and an ODI average almost on par at 48.15.

Often referred to as having the nicest cover drive in cricket, there are few achievements Hussey failed to make on the field.

We take a look at five of Mike Hussey's career-best moments.


5. 2010 T20 World Cup semi-final

After conceding 191 first innings runs to Pakistan, Australia were always looking against the odds to chase the total down in a format of the game they had often struggled at. By the time 17.1 overs had passed, any chance of winning was all but gone when Steve Smith's wicket fell at 7/144.

Hussey, who had walked out to the crease in the 12th over, was resolute in his determination to get the Aussies across the line.

In the space of 17 balls, Hussey hit three boundaries and four sixes (including three in the last over), dragging Australia into the final.

It was a heroic 60* off 24 balls that will go down in history.