Cricket News sort by Shane Robert Watson

Kumar Sangakkara’s unbeaten 134 off 135 balls against England on Thursday was instrumental in clinching victory for Sri Lanka, and keeping their hopes of progressing alive in the tournament.

Rajasthan Royals put up a majestic all-round performance against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur to overcome the table toppers.

Rajasthan Royals eased to an 8-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur this evening.

Shane Watson’s magnificent hundred for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk on Monday marked the 25th occasion of a batsman registering a hundred in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Chennai Super Kings batted like Champs to clinch a high scoring thriller against Rajasthan Royals tonight at Chepauk. Shane Watson who scored the first century of IPL 6 saw his efforts go in vain as CSK pulled off a run chase of 186 with a ball to spare.

A key reason behind Australia’s 0-4 loss to India was the poor batting exhibition of their batsmen, some experienced and many who were on their first trip to India, and were completely found out under the tough conditions.

The Border Gavaskar Trophy is well and truly India’s now, but Australia would, without doubt, be keen on avoiding a 4-0 whitewash heading into Feroz Shah Kotla at Delhi. They pride themselves a lot on their performance irrespective of victory or defeat, and their efforts in the last three Tests would surely have disappointed the players as well as the fans big time.

So the action now moves to the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi for the fourth and final test of the Border/Gavaskar trophy series. The hosts, up 3-0, will have visions of a 4-0 clean sweep in mind, if for no other reason than to avenge the 0-4 humiliation that was dished out to them the last time they grappled down under.

The axing of the four Australian players from the squad for the Mohali Test for not following team instructions is churlish to say the least. It is a well-known fact that the Aussies are sticklers for discipline, but the harsh action taken against Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khwaja is impossible to comprehend no matter what.