20 Sep 2012

Watson powers Australia to first up T20 win

11:24 am on 20 September 2012

The Australian all rounder Shane Watson powered his team to a seven-wicket victory over Ireland in their opening group match at the Twenty20 World Cup in Colombo.

Opening the bowling, Watson took three wickets for 26 runs then returned to hammer a 30-ball 51 as Australia chased down their 124-run victory target with 29 balls to spare.