29 Dec 2009

Luck smiles on Shane Watson

4:47 pm on 29 December 2009

Luck has smiled on Australian cricketer Shane Watson who scored his first Test century after being dropped on 99 as Australia set Pakistan 422 to win the Boxing Day test at the MCG.

Watson scored 120 not out in his side's second-innings total of 225 for 8 before Ricky Ponting declared for a second time this first Test.

The Australian opener should have again missed out on three figures, but for more inept Pakistan fielding.

After more than an hour of batting nervously scratching in the 90s and spending the lunch break perched on 98, Watson slashed a wide ball from Mohammad Aamer to gully and should have been caught.