Shane Watson accepted he was lucky to escape Wahab Riaz’s traditional spell of intimidatory, eyeball-to-eyeball fast bowling in 3rd World Cup quarter-final Pakistan Vs Australia
Wahab v Watson World Cup 3rd Quarterfinal Pak Vs AUS
Watson finished the game on an unbeaten 64 off 66 balls but he was dropped on 4 by Rahat Ali at Riaz bouncer as the experienced Australian all-rounder was under actual physical stress.
Watson described, right after his team’s six-wicket succeed at the Adelaide Oval which arrange a semi-final fight next to India.
“I was lucky to get through that spell.”
Australia captain Michael Clarke also share Watson’s view.
“I am extremely happy. It was a close game in the end our bowlers did a great job and we were strong in the field. Credit to Pakistan, and Riaz in particular, for the way they bowled. It was the fastest spell I’ve seen in a long time. You are under pressure the whole time and the way Watson hung in was fantastic.”