Brisbane, Oct 6: Former Australian captain Steve Waugh's 16-year-old son Austin Waugh scored an unbeaten 122 to propel New South Wales Metro to the Under-17 National Championships title here at the Allan Border Field today (October 6).
The right-handed Austin, who batted at number 4, hit 4 fours and 4 sixes on way to an impressive century in the tournament final against Queensland on Thursday.
Thanks to Junior Waugh's knock, New South Wales Metro posted 274/6 in 50 overs. In reply, Queensland were bundled out for 122 in 34.1 overs, handing Metro a huge 152-run victory. Austin and Aiden Bariol (85) had a 199-run partnership for the 5th wicket.
Waugh finished the tournament with 372 runs from 8 innings at an average of 74.4. He remained not out in 3 innings and took 5 catches in the tournament.
Batting great Waugh Senior played in an Australian joint record of 168 Tests. He held the record for a long time before Ricky Ponting (also 168 Tests) equalled it. Waugh's twin brother Mark featured in 128 Tests. Overall, the world record belongs to Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who won 200 Test caps.
New South Wales Metro 274/6 in 50 overs (Austin Waugh 122 not out, Aiden Bariol 85, James Ward 3-58) beat Queensland 122 all out in 34.1 overs (Nathan Carroll 43, Iain Carlisle 3-24)