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Shane Watson in smashing form for Islamabad in Pakistan Twenty20 league

Australian allrounder Shane Watson continues to warm up for the Twenty20 World Cup in style, smashing 40 runs off 28 balls for Islamabad in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Thursday night.

Watson hit three fours and three sixes in his team's seven-wicket loss to Quetta, backing up from the 79 he struck off 47 balls against Lahore on Wednesday.

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