Michael Hussey Photo: AFP
Michael Hussey has made a disappointing debut for the Mumbai Indians, going out for three as his new side suffered a crushing 41-run loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening Indian Premier League match.
After winning the toss and opting to bat, Kolkata got off to a poor start, losing a scoreless Gautam Gambhir to be 1-4 in the second over.
However, they quickly bounced back with Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey putting on a 131-run partnership before Lasith Malinga claimed the second wicket.
Miserable Mumbai start: Mike Hussey pictured during his stint with the Sydney Thunder. Photo: Getty Images
Malinga was a bright light for the otherwise lacklustre Mumbai, taking 4-23 off four overs.
Chasing a total of 163, Hussey opened Mumbai's batting along with Aditya Tare but fell to Sunil Narine after notching up just three in 13 balls.
Coming in after Tare departed for 24, captain Rohit Sharma attempted to get Mumbai back on track, but was sent out for 27 as Kolkata took full command of the match.
Narine continued to cause problems for Mumbai, eventually taking three more wickets (4-20-4), as the defending champions only managed to clock up a 122 total.