It\u2019s been nearly 15 years since an under pressure and out of form Steve Waugh walked out onto the crease at Sydney Cricket Ground for the last ball of the second day of the Ashes.\nHis future career prospects had been called into question. Rumours of his impending retirement were swirling round the sports pages. The ground\u2019s second biggest ever crowd (plus the one in nine Australians watching on television) waited with baited breath.\n \nHe smashed it: hitting a ton that would go down in Ashes folklore and in the process surpassing 10,000 Test runs and equalling Sir Don Bradman\u2019s record 29 centuries.Waugh called it his \u2018perfect day\u2019.\n\u201cI feel as if it was my destiny to get a hundred on that day. So I just said let it happen, let it unfold, don't force the issue,\u201d Waugh said. \u201cThere was goodwill amongst the crowd and there was just a really positive experience to be out there playing for Australia.\u201d\nThe legendary innings has now been recreated in augmented reality so fans can watch Waugh in three dimensions playing on a pop-up crease wherever they want to place it.\nNo caption\nCommissioned by the Sydney Cricket Sports Ground (SCG) Trust and developed by its technology partner Avanade, the app will be offered on a HoloLens for fans during the Ashes test in Sydney in January and be added to the SCG tour. It\u2019s also available for free download and viewable on mobile devices.\nLord of the pitch\nCapturing Waugh\u2019s movements in AR required the cricketer to don a motion capture suit, much like that famously used by actor Andy Serkis in films like Lord of the Rings and King Kong.\nNo caption\n\u201cIt was actually a lot harder than I thought to recreate the shot because when you're playing it's just instinct, you don't think about it. To mirror the exact trigger movements that accompany each shot was difficult to achieve as they were instinctive and not manufactured,\u201d Waugh said.\nNo caption\n\u201cThen when someone shows you the footage and you try to recreate it \u2013 I didn't realise there were so many little movements of my feet, my head and my hands. To get it exactly right was a lot harder than I thought but it was good fun going through the process.\u201d\nThe app also gives fans the chance to take a closer (virtual) look at Waugh\u2019s Baggy Green cap, bat, and famous red handkerchief. There\u2019s also a \u2018Selfie with Steve\u2019 feature and footage grabs provided by the Nine Network\u2019s Wide World of Sport.\n \n\u201cIt was fun reliving the excitement of the day and I hope many people can now share with me the joy of scoring a century for Australia!\u201d Waugh added.\n \nNo caption\nThe project is part of SCG Trust\u2019s continuing digital transformation which began in 2014 when the Noble Bradman Messenger Stand became the first spectator facility in Australia to offer free Wi-Fi.\n\u201cThe Steve Waugh AR is an exciting addition to the SCG Trust\u2019s commitment to fan engagement, which in recent years has provided a fully-connected solution for its venues including high definition superscreens, free Wi-Fi, IPTV, and app,\u201dsaid Jane Coles, general manager membership and marketing.\n \n\u201cThe SCG Trust is proud to be leading the way in Australian sports venue technology, and using these new initiatives to celebrate our proud heritage such as Steve Waugh\u2019s famous innings.\u201d\n \nNo caption\nAvanade said that a growing number of organisations are now experimenting with augmented reality.\n\u201cOver the last year we\u2019ve seen organisations across different industries experimenting with augmented reality to create new experiences for customers \u2013 and in this instance sporting fans,\u201d said Sarah Adam-Gedge, managing director of Avanade Australia.\n \n\u201cIncreasingly these rich digital experiences are becoming the norm and we expect to see more organisations introducing augmented reality to create engaging experiences for customers,\u201d she added.