Rampaging Watson belts world record 15 sixes against Bangladesh

Shane Watson hit 15 fours and 15 sixes in 185 run innings

By CricketCountry Staff

Dhaka: Apr 11, 2011

Shane Watson clobbered a swashbuckling unbeaten 185 to power Australia to a nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh. Australia also clinched the three-match series with an unbeatable 2-0 lead.

Watson banged 15 fours and 15 sixes breaking the record for most sixes hit by a batsman in an innings in an one-dayer the previous record of 12 sixes was held by Xavier Marshal of West Indies during his knock of 157 against Canada in 2008.

The dashing right-hander also created a new record of scored most runs in boundaries in an ODI innings scoring 150 runs in boundaries – the previous record was Herschelle Gibbs s 126 runs in boundaries during his 175 in Johannesburg in 2006.

Watson also chalked up the highest score by an Australian in an ODI, beating Matthew Hayden s 181 not out against New Zealand in 2007.

He also amassed the biggest proportion of runs by an individual in a team’s one-day score, with 79.7 per cent of Australia’s total, ousting West Indian master blaster Viv Richards (69.48 per cent) from the top of that tally.

Watson reached his ton in the 20th over, in just 69 balls, which left him trailing only Hayden (66 balls) and Adam Gilchrist (67) for Australia’s quickest centuries.

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