Shane Watson’s sensational BBL hundred overshadowed by Brisbane power outage

first_imgShane Watson’s sensational BBL hundred overshadowed by Brisbane power outageBBL 2019: Shane Watson of Sydney Thunder scored the first hundred of the Big Bash League this year before a power failure in Brisbane robbed Sydney Thunder of what looked like a certain victory.advertisement India Today Web Desk BrisbaneJanuary 17, 2019UPDATED: January 17, 2019 18:01 IST Shane Watson scored his century off 62 balls but the BBL 08 match between the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder was called off due to floodlight failure (@BBL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShane Watson scored the first hundred of the 2019 Big Bash League for Sydney Thunder on ThursdayA power outage forced the umpires to call off the match with Sydney Thunder on top vs Brisbane HeatSydney Thunder had offered to bowl only spinners but Heat decided it wasn’t safe to continue battingShane Watson scored the first hundred of the 2019 Big Bash League but a power failure in Brisbane meant the match between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder had to be called off on Thursday. Watson’s 100 had earlier helped Thunder post 186 for 4 at the Gabba before a bizarre situation forced play to be called off.It could have been a memorable match for Sydney Thunder. Shane Watson’s 100 had set them up perfectly before Brisbane Heat were reduced to 10 for 2 following the dismissals of the Bash brothers – Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn.However, the play was stalled when, after the third over, two floodlights and several overhead lights on one head of the ground went out.”There has been a power outage occur which has interrupted play,” a Cricket Australia spokesperson said. “This is being looked into as a priority. Further updates will be provided in due course.”Watson left frustrated after floodlight failureSydney skipper Shane Watson and coach Shane Bond were eager to continue and even offered to bowl only spinners for the sake of safety. The crowd, meanwhile, flashed their torch lights on their mobile phones to try and help.It’s all over. Floodlight failure at the Gabba as prevented a finish #BBL08 Big Bash League (@BBL) January 17, 2019Time and time again we’ve told The Gabba to switch to @alintaenergy… #BBL08 Big Bash League (@BBL) January 17, 2019However, the Heat were adamant they did not want to play. With Sydney Thunder in cruise control, Watson and Bond had every reason to feel frustrated.advertisement”We think it’s safe enough to play,” Bond told Fox Cricket.”We said we’d bowl our spinners because we want a game of cricket – obviously we’re in a stronger position (than the Heat).”The umpires have said we think its unsafe.”The whole city of Brisbane it seems was suffering from a power outage.Also Read | Why David Warner is returning early from Bangladesh Premier LeagueAlso Read | Rishabh Pant posts photo with girlfriend Isha Negi. Fans can’t keep calmAlso Read | Watch: David Warner bats right-handed in BPL 2019, smashes Chris Gayle for a sixAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Brisbane Heat vs Sydney ThunderFollow Shane WatsonFollow Big Bash LeagueFollow BBL 08Follow Gabba stadiumFollow Gabba power cutlast_img

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