Cricket World Cup: Friends united as Wahab Riaz, Shane Watson call truce

Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz and Australian all-rounder Shane Watson called a truce on Tuesday after their compelling World Cup quarter-final tussle.

Cricket World Cup: Friends united as Wahab Riaz, Shane Watson call truce

Sydney: Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz and Australian all-rounder Shane Watson called a truce on Tuesday after their compelling World Cup quarter-final tussle.

Wahab won widespread plaudits for a fierce spell of fast bowling which forced Watson to duck into and under a series of short-pitched deliveries in the game at the Adelaide Oval.

Wahab even applauded the Australian and blew him a kiss as Watson survived on his way to helping the co-hosts to a six-wicket victory.

"It was a good battle on the field. U played well. @ShaneRWatson33 . Wishing u best of luck for the semi`s . #Respect," tweeted Wahab, who was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for his exchanges with Watson.

"Special spell from @WahabViki the other night. Very lucky to have come out unscathed #Nohardfeelings #Respect," tweeted Watson, who was docked 15 per cent of his fee.

Watson ended Friday`s game on an unbeaten 64 off 66 balls but he was dropped on four by Rahat Ali at fine leg off a 145kmh Riaz bouncer.

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