Watson lights up Gabba before power cut forces abandonment

By Jack Davies 17 January 2019 344
Watson lights up Gabba before power cut forces abandonment

Shane Watson scored the first century of the Big Bash League season before a power cut forced the abandonment of Sydney Thunder's match at Brisbane Heat on Thursday.

Watson reached his hundred off 62 deliveries as the Thunder posted 186-4 at the Gabba, surpassing the previous high score for the season set by D'Arcy Short (96) of the Hobart Hurricanes on Monday.

But his efforts counted for nothing after a power cut in the area affected some of the stadium's floodlights.

Fans attempted to light up the pitch with their smartphones as the players patiently awaited a resolution to the problem.

But the decision was eventually taken to call off the fixture, with the Heat three overs into their run chase at 10-2, following the dismissals of Brendon McCullum (2) and Chris Lynn (4).

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