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Shane Watson

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by Normie, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone see his innings tonight against Bangladesh? He was on fire! He scored 185 off 96 balls beating Matthew Hayden's previous Australian scoring record of 181. He posted his ton in 69 balls - the third-fastest by an Australian!

    His 15 sixes were the most by any player in an innings, as was his 150 runs in boundaries, which also included 15 fours.

    Watson's percentage of his team's score (79.7 per cent) of 1-232 was also the highest by any player in history, surpassing West Indian master blaster Viv Richards (69.48 per cent).

    "I got to a point where I got pretty tired, it was hot and humid out there so I didn't really want to have to run too much! I was either going to try to hit as many sixes as I could, or get out, because I was pretty tired, that was as simple as it was," Watson said.
     
  2. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was at work and missed it unfortunately. Would of been great to watch.
     
  3. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    I was watching it at home, sensational, can't remember which over but he hit 4 sixes in a row.
     
  4. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    It ****s me people saying, "It was only against Bangladesh". I dont care who it was against, its a massive effort hitting 2 runs a ball for that long.
     
  5. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  6. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It was awesum , i would have loved to see that innings in the world cup though.
    Well done anyhow Watto.
     
  7. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I agree. People say when I smash you around at beach cricket that it doesn't count. But I think it should.
     
  8. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    currently Australia 108/0 (11.0 ov)
    *Shane Watson(rhb) 72 runs 39 balls 11x 4 3x6 184.61sr
     
  9. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Rather well played sir
     
  10. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    He bowls better spin than D Hussey though.
     

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