Canberra: Shane Watson hit a century on his return from injury and Phil Hughes cracked 86 as Australia scored a daunting 329 for seven in the third one-day international against the West Indies on Wednesday.
     
Watson, opening the innings after five weeks out with a calf injury, smashed 122 off 111 balls in a welcome return to form before this month's four-Test tour to India.
     
He reached his seventh ODI century off 102 balls and then set about Kemar Roach, clubbing a huge six logged at 114 metres (374 feet) into the stands, followed by a four as he threatened to go on for a big ton at the Manuka Oval.
     
But Watson holed out to Kieron Pollard -- one of four catches to the athletic West Indian -- two balls later top-edging to deep backward square leg as he went after Roach's second-last ball of his eighth over.
     
Hughes, who gave a chance cutting through slip on six, threw away the opportunity to make his third ODI century this season when he was caught behind off Sammy for 86.
     
Wicketkeeper Devon Thomas had taken a painful blow on his thumb the previous delivery but he held the catch while standing up to the stumps to medium-pacer Sammy.
     
Hughes scored his runs off 93 balls with 10 fours and a six and departed with less than five overs left in the innings.

(Agencies)

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