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Steve Waugh's son Austin scores brilliant ton to help team claim U-17 national title

Last updated on: October 06, 2016 13:20 IST

IMAGE: Austin Waugh scores a boundary during his 122-run knock for NSW Metro against Queensland. Photograph: Cricket Australia.

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh's son Austin is following in his father's footsteps.

Austin scored a brilliant century to help his team, New South Wales Metro, seal a massive victory over Queensland in the final and claim the Under-17 National Championships.

The 16-year old, right-handed batsman, smashed 122 runs from 136 balls, which included four fours and four sixes respectively, to help NSW Metro reach 6-274 from their 50 overs.

A comprehensive bowling performance by NSW ensured Queensland were never in the hunt, and they were bowled out for 122 in 34.1 overs.

The young Waugh was the leading run-scorer for NSW Metro in the championships, scoring 372 runs at 74.4.

Austin's father Steve Waugh has played joint (Ricky Ponting) most number of Tests (168 Tests) for Australia, while uncle Mark Waugh also represented their country in 128 Tests matches.

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