4 Jul 2013

Australians start well against Worcestershire

6:09 am on 4 July 2013

Shane Watson scored a century as the Australian cricketers started their final Ashes warmup match in style.

On a rain-affected opening day against Worcestershire, the tourists scored 340 for three with Watson making 109 off just 94 balls, while new opening partner Chris Rogers made 75.

The first Ashes test is next week at Trent Bridge.

It is Watson's first first-class century in nearly three years.