Shane Watson's Brilliance helps Australia to a comfortable win!!!

Shane Watson
photo credit:Chris Brown

The match started and ended with Shane Watson.A brilliant all round performance by Shane Watson helped Australia go past Ireland easily in their first World Cup T20 match held on 19/09/2012.Ireland won the toss and chose to bat but could not get off the hooks and only managed 123 runs which didn't quite challenge the Aussies and when they came out to bat Shane Watson tormented the Irish bowling and setup the foundation for an easy win for Australia before he was run out.The match was a bit slow but Shane Watson made it quite entertaining.

Highlights of the match:

Shane Watson - 51(30) and 3 Wickets


Australia InningsRB4s6sSR
David Warnerc K O’Brien b G Dockrell262340113.04
Shane Watsonrun out (T Johnston)513053170
Michael Husseylbw b K O’Brien10110090.91
Cameron WhiteNot Out221930115.79
George Bailey (c)Not Out681075
Glenn Maxwell
Daniel Christian
Matthew Wade (wk)
Brad Hogg
Pat Cummins
Mitchell Starc
Extras(b 0,lb 4,w 6, nb 0)10
Total(3 wickets; 15.1 overs) 125(8.24 runs per over)
Fall of Wickets (Australia):
1-60 (Warner, 7.1 ov), 2-91 (Watson, 10.1 ov), 3-95 (Hussey, 10.6 ov)

Boyd Rankin402807(w 5)
Trent Johnston2021010.5
Alex Cusack201005(w 1)
George Dockrell3.103119.8
Paul Stirling1013013
Kevin O’Brien301816

Ireland Innings
William Porterfield (C)c M Starc b S Watson01000
Paul Stirlingc S Watson b M Starc7121058.33
Ed Joycec D Warner b G Maxwell16183088.89
Niall O’Brien (wk)b Shane Watson20242083.33
Gary Wilsonlbw b B Hogg5510100
Kevin O’Brienc M Wade b S Watson352950120.69
Alex CusackNot Out151410107.14
Trent Johnstonb M Starc7710100
Nigel JonesNot Out141001140
George Dockrell

Boyd Rankings

Extras(b 0, lb 3,w 1, nb 0)4

Total(7 wickets; 20 overs) 123(6.15 runs per over)

Fall of Wickets (Ireland):

1-0 (Porterfield, 0.1 ov), 2-15 (Stirling, 3.3 ov), 3-25 (Joyce, 5.5 ov), 4-33 (Wilson, 7.2 ov), 5-85 (NJ O’Brien, 14.3 ov), 6-86 (KJ O’Brien, 14.6 ov), 7-101 (Johnston, 17.1 ov)

Shane Watson402636.5(w 1)
Mitchell Starc402025
Pat Cummins402907.2
Glenn Maxwell201216
Daniel Christian201105.5
Brad Hogg402215.5


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