Shane Watson scored 143 off 107 deliveries in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) against England at The Rose Bowl on Monday.
Watson became the 14th Australian to score 5,000 ODI runs and in the process helped the visitors in posting a challenging total in the series decider. Like in Tests (fifth Test where Watson got 176 at The Oval), Watson seemed to have reserved his best for the last. The feature of Watson’s innings was the positive approach.
Australia captain Michael Clarke scored a 76-ball 75. Ben Stokes was the star with the ball as he took five wickets for 61. Debutant Chris Jordan took three wickets for 51 runs.