India Watsoned


Shane Watson grabbed 3-34 and struck 72 off 42 balls to lift Australia to an emphatic nine-wicket win over India in the Super Eights match of the World Twenty20 in Colombo on Friday. Watson, who was adjudged man of the match for the third consecutive game, shared a first-wicket stand of 133 with David Warner (63 not out) as Australia eased past India’s 140-7 in the 15th over.
Warner smashed three sixes and seven boundaries and Watson plundered seven sixes and two fours in a batting treat for a sell-out crowd of 35,000 at the Premadasa stadium.
The pair treated the Indian bowlers with disdain as Warner lofted Harbhajan Singh for two successive sixes and Watson hit leg-spinner Piyush Chawla for two sixes in his first over.
When seamer Irfan Pathan came on to bowl the 10th over, Watson greeted him with a sequence of 6, 6 and 4 to bring up Australia’s 100 in the same over. Watson fell in the 14th over when just eight more runs were needed for victory, caught in the covers off Yuvraj Singh. Watson’s match-winning display followed his 51 and 3-26 against Ireland and 41 not out and 2-29 in the second game against the West Indies.


  1. India was not defeated by Australia, rather, it was humiliatingly destroyed.

    Indian cricket team's elimination from the super eight is very much on the cards. Act now act fast and remove MSD, immediately as captain.

    Rather, I feel sorry for MS Dhoni. In fact, I pity on his wrong management decision of not playing VS, which MSD even couldn't defend, after the match.

    India is and was never such a rubbish team, as Dhoni made it look like.

    If anybody is to be fired from the team, it is MS Dhoni.

    V Shewag must immediately replace MSD as captain, if Indian Cricket is to be saved from going further down into the abyss.

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