Veteran Aussie batsman Shane Watson had been going through a robust patch in his career. The immensely talented all-rounder had already lost in the Aussie line-up long ago which marked the start of his decline.
He could not live up to the expectations in the lucrative Indian Premier League too and flop at every given opportunity. His Caribbean premier League campaign also turned out to be a disaster with no performance to take note off.
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However, the charming blonde is finally back to form and in a grand way. Watson who is the skipper of the Sydney Thunder smashed a plethora of sixes (16) on his unbeaten knock of 114 in Sydney Premier Cricket on Sunday.
With the KFC Big Bash league just around the corner, Watson’s rocketing back to form is a major plus for the team.
The powerful Aussie hit a record number of 16 monumental sixes for Sutherland when they took on Mosman which took his team past their target of 151 in the 16th over. Watson went past his previous best of 15 sixes in an innings which he hit in the national colours of Australia against Bangladesh in 2011.
In an innings dominated by sixes, Watson hit only one boundary which saw Sutherland float into the final of the Kingsgrove Sports Twenty20 Cup. The only four of Watson’s willow came in the very first delivery he faced.
He now holds the record for the highest ever T20 score by a Sutherland player beating the previous record of 85 not out by current Aussie skipper Steven Smith in the 2008-09 campaign. Watson faced six dot balls after the boundary and took his time to start his onslaught. Following the dot balls, he went berserk to hit an on every third delivery he faced.