Shane Watson ton leads Australia win against West Indies in ICC Champions Trophy Warm up Match

Continuing brilliant form in the T20 Cricket League, Shane Watson smashed a brilliant hundred and Australia started their warm up for the Champions Trophy with a four wicket win over the West Indies in Cardiff on Saturday. 

Michael Clarke's side were set 257 runs to win, after Darren Bravo carved a brilliant 86 runs and guide the West Indies post a good 256 for 9 in their 50 overs. 

Initially it looled that total may be beyond Australia after David Warner and Phillip Hughes were quickly lost their wicket, which left the Australians struggled at 4 for 2 very early in the chase. 

But soon Shane Watson, who opened the batting, get back the momentum back from the West Indies as he went on to scored 135 runs in just 98 deliveries, included with 15 fours and four sixes. 

Watson's display put Australia firmly on course for win, with Adam Voges (43) and Mitchell Marsh, who made eight fours in his 19 ball unbeaten 39, ensuring there would be no late revival from the West Indies. 

Australia cannot take advantage of that early breakthrough and Bravo combined with Johnson Charles (55) to give the West Indies renewed hope. 

They added on 65 runs for the second wicket before Charles removed lbw to Clint Mckay, Mckay ended with figures of 3 for 45 from 10 overs, while Mitchell Starc claimed 4 for 29 off seven overs. 

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