Thunderous Shane Watson, flawless George Bailey floor India

Both Watson and Bailey slammed centuries as a listless Indian bowling attack was taken apart at its seams. Ravindra Jadeja's no-ball gave Watson a lifeline.

updated: October 30, 2013 16:46 IST
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In an astounding show of strength, talent and batting prowess, Australian batsmen Shane Watson and George Bailey hit centuries to power Australia to a commanding position in the sixth ODI vs India, reaching a mammoth 350/6.

His Test credentials have been questioned time and time again, but there is no doubting Shane Watson's limited-overs skills. He proved his mettle in the 50-over game once again, smashing a 94-ball 102 as the Australia batsmen overpowered India in the 6th ODI in Nagpur. The Aussies lead the seven-match series 2-1 after washouts at Cuttack and Ranchi.

Put into bat, Australia lost openers Phil Hughes and Aaron Finch without many on the board, but Watson and his skipper Bailey ensured that the wickets would be mere blots on the Aussie onslaught. The duo produced 168 runs for the third wicket that gave the visitors a firm grip on the proceedings. Watson was out in the 35th over with Australia at 213/3.

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