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Shane Watson stars in World T20s

1st October 2012 11:44, in Cricket News

Shane Watson's incredible displays at the World Twenty20 continued as he inspired Australia to a resounding eight-wicket win over South Africa to effectively seal a semi-final spot.

He took two wickets as South Africa posted a modest 145-6 in Colombo and then bludgeoned 70 off 47 balls to ensure Australia reached their target in 17.4 overs.

Watson individual performance in this tournament is off the Richter scale and he tops the tournament run-scoring, wicket-taking and six-hitting charts.

• Matches: 4
• Runs: 234
• Balls Faced: 143
• Sixes: 15
• Average: 78.00
• Strike-rate: 163.63
• Overs: 16
• Wickets: 10Average: 11.80
• Economy Rate: 7.37

"It's nice when things are able to come together consistently," said Watson. "At the start of this tournament I knew how important it was for us as a Twenty 20 team - and how important my role is in the team - to really try to set a platform with the bat.”

Gunn & Moore Managing Director Peter Wright says: “Shane has been Man of the Match in the last four consecutive matches and would be in any world X1 in all 3 formats at the moment. He hits the ball with such amazing power - it must be his bat!”