Jason Sangha © Getty Images
Jason Sangha © Getty Images

Australian teenager Jason Sangha has joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar after he scored a ton against England in the four-day warm-up tie at the Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville on Saturday. Although the match ended in a draw, it was highlighted mostly with Sagha’s century, along with Matthew Short, who too scored his maiden First-Class century. It was Sangha’s debut First-Class match last week in the second warm-up tie against England in Adelaide. Sangha is now the second youngest batsman after Tendulkar to score a First-Class ton against England. He also became the ninth youngest Australian to hit a ton against England after Ricky Ponting. Bayliss confident of good show after England’s final tour game

On his ton

“Because I’ve always been a youngster, every time I walked out to bat … I always know I’m going to cop a few short ones. Wearing a chest guard and an arm guard probably gives it away a little as well. I was trying to be gutsy. It didn’t really matter how I looked, it didn’t bother me. It was more about batting as long as I could. You learn a lot from these games, especially against international teams,” said Sangha after the match, as reported by cricket.com.au.

“It took a while to get there [to his 100] in the 90s but all the hard work is paying off. I’m glad I got to make this hundred with some great guys next to me, and also be alongside Matt Short for his hundred. It’s great fun to be out there with ‘Shorty’. We’ve just been telling ourselves to get to the next 50 [runs], then the next 50. I’m really enjoying it.”