Monday 18 April 2011 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Shane Watson

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Shane Watson
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Shane Watson
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Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after a record-breaking effort against Bangladesh.

In the second One-Day International in Mirpur, Watson hammered 15 sixes on his way to a career-best innings of 185 not out to guide Australia to a .

His fine innings made a victory target of 230 a mere formality as he struck 15 fours on his way to 185 in just 96 deliveries, needing just 26 balls to reach his half-century, 69 to reach three figures and 83 to get to 150 as he raced past his previous best of 161.

He then followed that up with 72 in the , again not hanging about as he scored his half-century in 25 balls and facing just 40 balls in all.

Australia, who make 7/2 favourites to win the 2015 World Cup on home soil, went on to win the match by 66 runs to complete a 3-0 clean sweep.

Other contenders for the weekly award were Watson's team-mates Michael Hussey and Mitchell Johnson as well as Bangladesh wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim.

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