Rajasthan lose but Watson shows his 'royal' class

Shane Watson has shown yet again that raw power and talent never fades. His century in a losing a cause against Chennai Super Kings was a thunderous announcement that he still is a dangerous player.

updated: April 22, 2013 23:53 IST
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Shane Watson's maiden IPL ton on Monday was also the first of the sixth edition of the tournament. It took him 60 deliveries and months of battling past adversities to announce that he still has the reputation of being a dedicated warhorse - whatever the format.

Playing for Rajasthan Royals, Watson arrived for the tournament late and his first match - against Mumbai Indians - was quite ordinary. Those who underlined that he has lost his form and technique were quickly muted at the Chepuak as the 31-year-old dismantled spin and pace with equal disdain. Two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings had no answer to the sheer power on display.

However, his century was overshadowed by fifties from Mike Hussey and Suresh Raina as the home team registered a 5-wicket win.

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