BBL 2018-19: Shane Watson’s Hundred Goes in Vain After Bad Light Plays Killjoy
Sydney Thunder’s skipper Shane Watson magnificent hundred went in vain as bad light played spoilsport. The 33rd match of the ongoing Big Bash League was called off due to floodlight failure. Thunder was in a shoo-in position after setting up a target of 186 runs. Furthermore, the hosts had scalped two crucial wickets of Brendon McCullum and Brisbane Heat skipper Chris Lynn.
Thus, the Thunder had to share the points with Heat. In fact, the final and fourth Test match between Australia and India was also troubled by bad light at the same stadium of Sydney Cricket Ground.
Watson was at his best.
Sydney Thunder captain Shane Watson won the toss and decided to bat first. Thunder got off to a good start with their opener Anton Devcich and Shane Watson adding 58 runs for the first wicket. The veteran opener Watson batted at the top of his game and brought out the best to the table. Watson put on a carnage as he brought the first hundred of the ongoing season. In fact, this was Watson’s first century of his BBL career.
The talismanic right-hander had also scored a quickfire knock of 61 against reigning champions Adelaide Strikers in the previous match. Thus, the right-hander continued his good form going.
Watson put on an exhibition and smashed Brisbane Heat bowlers all around the ground. The right-hander scored eight fours and a half-a-dozen sixes. However, Watson was dismissed as soon as he completed his century.
Meanwhile, Chris Green provided the finishing touches as he scored 14 from only eight balls. Thus, Sydney Thunder posted a par score of 186 runs in their 20 overs. On the other hand, Ben Cutting scalped two wickets for the Brisbane Heat but he was on the expensive side as he conceded 41 runs in his four overs quota.
Consequently, Thunder would be disappointed by the result as they were looking good to win the match.
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