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Top 5 run-getters in India-Australia T20Is

Omkar Mankame
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
1.43K   //    21 Feb 2019, 14:45 IST

#4. Shane Watson - 302 runs

Shane Watson
Shane Watson

The Australian all-rounder enjoys the distinction of being the only centurion in India-Australia encounters. Unfortunately, Watson’s century ended in a losing cause as India chased down the target of 198. Watson had scored 124 runs from the team’s total of 197 and this remains his only hundred in T20Is.

Earlier, Watson had scored back to back half-centuries in India-Australia encounters. Both were scored on neutral grounds. His first innings was the 54 at Bridgetown, West Indies in 2010. The Australian followed it up with a knock of 72 which proved to be a match-winning one.

Watson’s next four innings versus India totaled only 34 runs. He made up for the failures with a grand knock of 124 not out at Sydney. In total, Watson piled up 302 runs in eight matches against India. He maintained an impressive strike rate of 158.11 and averaged 50.33 with two fifties and a century.

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