Shane watson thrashed england in 1st ODI

17 Jan
Shane Watson

Shane Watson

Watson scored a career best unbeaten 161 as Australia complete a chase at the MCG to win the first International Day against England by six wickets.
Kevin Pietersen struck the first half of a day of the century in more than two years which led England to score 294 in total .
Watson was earlier dropped on 44 by Jonathan Trott, which really proved to be a costly mistake .

Pietersen appeared that had marked his return to the team after having dropped in the summer series against Pakistan with a game to win 78.

Watson was the main aggressor that Australia started brightly, scoring 38 of the first 50 runs before he was offered a life when Trott spilled a difficult chance corridor. The open stand century “came off 104 balls, but it Brad Haddin (39) left in the top 20 after the right slog-swept Ajmal Shahzad Graeme per square foot depth Swann.
The firing had been preceded by a period of calm as England wicketkeeper applied the brakes – including Swann (one for 42) – with new drummer Michael Clarke Watson and the addition of only 42 in 10 acquisitions in 30.
With the growth rate above seven points on one of the local supporters have expressed frustration that Clarke struggled to control. But the boos quickly turned into cheers when Watson reached his fifth century in a day, 110 balls, before falling back leg backward over the rope on the side of Michael Yardy to ease tensions house.
Australia took the PowerPlay early in the 39th over, but Clarke had lasted only five balls before Tim Bresnan miscuing more Shahzad starting mid-ball 57 36.
Steve Smith was elevated to increase the rate, but is only five years and when Mike Hussey (21) appeared to be able friend Watson in the end, take a spoon off Bresnan.
But Watson was unbeatable and scored 150 of 142 balls,and finished the game with a six off Shahzad.He was unbeaten on 161 and truly showed that he is all set for the WC.


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