Originally Posted by DeusEx
Or alternatively (and more reasonably), when you score a 100 in one innings there is minimal pressure on the next batsmen, and when you score a 0 in the other innings there is a high amount of pressure on the next batsmen. Scoring two 50's doesn't mean the next batsmen feel they have to cover for your - it means the start is adequate and the amount of pressure is somewhere in between.
Think the point is that adequate = average = ordinary = Watson's career thus far. If a guy isnt making match winning contributions then it is a problem irrespective of whether he is averaging 50. Ultimately cricket is about winning games, not chipping in with minor contributions.