Friday, 13 January 2017

Matthew Wade scores 100 from 100 balls against Pakistan at the Gabba

The hero: Matthew Wade's maiden one-day international century was not only crucial to his side's victory, it was also a timely return to form ahead of the announcement on Sunday of Australia's Test squad for the tour of India. It was the left-hander's first half-century in 11 innings across all formats and an eye-catching reminder of his undoubted ability with the blade.
Having walked to the crease with Australia in huge trouble at 5-78, Wade willed himself to his highest ODI score and then, with only No.11 Billy Stanlake for company, set his sights on three figures. He managed nine runs off the 48th over and then eight in the 49th to be 93 not out when he faced up to face the final six balls of the innings. A boundary from the second ball and a scampered two from the penultimate delivery brought him to 99 and he moved to three figures with a single off the final ball, a century just reward for a superb performance.

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