Shane Watson [ Images ] continued his impressive form with both bat and ball as Australia [ Images ] cruised to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory against South Africa [ Images ] in their Super Eight match in the World Twenty20 [ Images ] on Sunday.
Watson picked up two wickets for 29 with the ball and then cracked 70 off just 47 balls for his fourth consecutive man-of-the-match award in as many matches in the tournament.
Chasing 147 for victory, Australia lost opener David Warner early but Watson ended South Africa's hopes of victory with a 99-run stand for the second wicket with left-hander Mike Hussey [ Images ] (45 not out).
The all-rounder, who is now both the highest scorer and wicket-taker in the tournament, hit eight boundaries and two massive sixes during his knock before he was out caught by Wayne Parnell [ Images ] off left-arm spinner Robin Peterson.
Peterson was unlucky when Parnell dropped a difficult catch off his bowling to dismiss Watson when he was on 52. Captain and wicketkeeper AB de Villiers [ Images ] also missed a stumping chance to dismiss Hussey off the same bowler.
Australia's l eft - arm spinner Xavier Doherty, playing his first match of the tournament, picked up three wickets for 20 to put South Africa on the backfoot after Australia ha d opted to field first.
Peterson (32 not out) and Farhaan Behardien (31 not out) added 60 runs for the unbroken sixth wicket to help their team reach 14 6 for five.
Australia have now won both their Super Eight games while South Africa a re on the brink of elimination having lost both their matches.
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