Bangladesh tour of Australia, 2008 / Commentary

Bangladesh in Australia ODI Series - 1st ODI

Australia v Bangladesh

Australia won by 180 runs

Right we're just about ready for the start. It's 24 degrees out there. Mortaza has the new ball. Marsh and Hopes are the openers. One slip in place

9.15am: We're about 15 minutes from the start. You may rewind five years to the first time these teams met at the Marrara Oval. Bangladesh didn't do too badly to restrict Australia to 254 but their batsmen wilted.

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Toss and teams: Bangladesh have won the toss and they will bowl first.

Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Mehrab Hossain jnr, 3 Mohammad Ashraful (capt), 4 Raqibul Hasan, 5 Shakib al Hasan, 6 Alok Kapali, 7 Dhiman Ghosh (wk), 8 Mashrafe Mortaza, 9 Abdur Razzak, 10 Nazmul Hossain, 11 Shahadat Hossain

Australia: 1 Shaun Marsh, 2 James Hopes, 3 Michael Hussey, 4 Michael Clarke (capt), 5 David Hussey, 6 Brad Haddin (wk), 7 Cameron White, 8 Mitchell Johnson, 9 Brett Geeves, 10 Nathan Bracken, 11 Stuart Clark

Well there you have it. Brett Geeves, the Tasmanian right-arm seamer, makes his ODI debut. Shane Watson is the 12th man. You may remember Geeves from the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. A year ago, he was scouring the employment section of the Saturday newspapers as he feared being dumped by Tasmania following a disappointing 2006-07. As it turned out, he collected 37 first-class wickets the following season and was named Tasmania's Player of the Year. Good on you, Brett.

No major surprises in the Bangladesh squad.

8.50am: Good morning where ever you are and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the first of three one-dayers between Australia and Bangladesh in Darwin. I'm Kanishkaa, your companion for this match. Siddarth will join us later. If you missed the preview by Brydon Coverdale, read it here.

News just in - Andrew Symonds has been sent home from Darwin for some mysterious reason. Cricket Australia hasn't elaborated why, so your guess is as good as ours. We'll keep you informed when more news filters in. At Cardiff in 2005, he wasn't allowed to play against Bangladesh after an overnight binge. Quite a notorious incident, and that was something he went on to deeply regret. That game, was incidentally Bangladesh's only victory against the world champions.

Back to this game. If you're in Australia and starved of live cricket, head over to Northern Territory, one of the few regions where the weather is good enough for international cricket. Cricket rarely comes to those parts so no matter who the opposition is, the atmosphere is bound to be entertaining. Australia are coming into this game after a lay-off so this gives Bangladesh their best opportunity to put up a fight. Australia are weakened by the loss of Ponting, Hayden to injury, Lee to family issues and Symonds to..... God knows what.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, gets good bounce and carry outside off, Marsh does well to shoulder arms

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 3 runs, nice way to get off the mark, Mortaza swings it into the pads and he tucks it away past square leg, the ball slows down close to the boundary

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, no run, hits a good length outside off and the ball climbs on him, he gets his elbows high and punches to point

2 slips now

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, no run, pitches around the off stump, he gets nicely behind the line and defends

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, no run, moves across his stumps and turns it down to midwicket, Hopes sets off but Marsh sends him back

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, no run, gets a bit of extra bounce and cramps Hopes for room as he tries to cut

End of over 1 (3 runs) Australia 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
JR Hopes    0* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-3-0
SE Marsh    3* (2b)     

The loudspeaker blares Bob Marley's "Buffalo Soldier". Here's Shahadat

1.1

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 4 leg byes, not the best of starts for Shahadat, he doesn't control the movement into the left hander and strays onto his pads, the ball clips the base of the pad and rolls away to fine leg

1.2

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, much better, fires in the inswinging yorker on off stump and Marsh taps it back to the bowler off the toe edge of the bat

1.3

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 5 no balls, he oversteps this time and the result isn't too good, he strays on the pads again and the ball clips the pad and beats the keeper

1.3

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, Free Hit loops it outside the off stump and the ball lands on a yorker length outside off, he makes room but can only heave it down to midwicket

1.4

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, Shahadat really grunts as he delivers that, lands on a good length outside off and Marsh pats it down to the bowler

1.5

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, he lets out another Sharapova grunt as he delivers that one outside off, he opens the face of the bat and angles it just wide of point

1.6

Shahadat Hossain to Hopes, 1 run, short of a length and straying towards the body, Hopes pulls but doesn't time it as well as he would've liked, he manages to place it wide of midwicket though

End of over 2 (11 runs) Australia 14/0 (RR: 7.00)
JR Hopes    1* (5b)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-7-0
SE Marsh    4* (8b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-3-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, no run, pitches on a good length on off and middle, he pushes it back to the bowler

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, 1 run, gets a bit of bounce outside off, he gets his elbows high and cuts it down to third man who's quite square

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, comes over the wicket to Marsh and nearly claims the wicket, it lands on off stumps and gets a bit of movement away, how did that miss the outside edge?

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, away movement again but he lands this slightly wide outside off, Marsh safely lets it go

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, almost a repeat of the previous ball, safely negotiated again by Marsh

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, almost a repeat of the previous ball, safely negotiated again by Marsh

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 2 runs, pitches on middle stump and Marsh gets in position early to tuck it away past midwicket with the swing, not a bad over in the end

End of over 3 (3 runs) Australia 17/0 (RR: 5.66)
SE Marsh    6* (12b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-6-0
JR Hopes    2* (7b)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-7-0

3.1

Shahadat Hossain to Hopes, 1 run, Gets forward and pushes it in front of mid-on and calls for the run quickly, good running

3.2

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, (no ball) 2 runs, He oversteps again, pitches outside off and gets a lot of bounce, he hangs his bat out and uppishly places it wide of the vacant gully region

3.2

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, Free Hit And again he fails to put it away, backs away to a full delivery and the ball just dips before reaching mid-on who's right at the edge of the circle

3.3

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, gets forward and the inside edge nearly trickles onto the stumps, the ball rolls to fine leg

3.4

Shahadat Hossain to Hopes, FOUR, shot! He bangs it in short of a length on middle and leg, Hopes picks the length early, swivels and pulls hard along the ground wide of square leg, that's the first boundary today off the bat

3.5

Shahadat Hossain to Hopes, no run, left alone outside off

3.6

Shahadat Hossain to Hopes, FOUR, bang! He bangs it in short again and Hopes repeats the earlier shot, he picks the length early and pulls it over midwicket, more elevation this time before reaching the boundary

End of over 4 (13 runs) Australia 30/0 (RR: 7.50)
JR Hopes    11* (11b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-20-0
SE Marsh    9* (15b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-6-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, shoulders arms outside off

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, gets good away movement, he gets on the front foot before letting it go

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, just drifts wide outside off, he shoulders arms

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, same result again, he angles it across the left hander and he lets it go

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, pitches on a fullish length outside off, he shoulders arms

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, hits a good length outside off, he lets this one go

End of over 5 (maiden) Australia 30/0 (RR: 6.00)
SE Marsh    9* (21b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-1-6-0
JR Hopes    11* (11b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-20-0

Nazmul Hossain replaces the expansive Shahadat

5.1

Nazmul Hossain to Hopes, no run, starts off with a good length delivery outside off, he pushes it to the off side

5.2

Nazmul Hossain to Hopes, no run, Hopes is solid in defense as he gets forward to push it back to the bowler

5.3

Nazmul Hossain to Hopes, 1 run, holds the length back outside off, Hopes is strong on the pull but it's only a single to fine leg

5.4

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, taps it softly in front of mid-off and sets off quickly for the run, Shahadat has a shy at the stumps and hits but it's a little too late

5.5

Nazmul Hossain to Hopes, no run, Hopes leans forward for a booming drive but mistimes it, the ball rolls on the pitch back to the bowler

5.6

Nazmul Hossain to Hopes, FOUR, Hopes gets in position early to whip it over midwicket but he mistimes it a little and yet manages to beat the fielder, Hopes will latch onto anything drifting onto his body

End of over 6 (6 runs) Australia 36/0 (RR: 6.00)
JR Hopes    16* (16b 3x4)      Nazmul Hossain    1-0-6-0
SE Marsh    10* (22b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-1-6-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 1 run, gets forward and taps it just wide of mid-off, a sliding save restricts that to a single

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, 1 run, pushes it down towards cover with very soft hands and calls quickly, good running

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 1 run, another example of excellent running and calling from these two, Marsh goes on the back foot and taps it softly besides the vacant silly point region and calls immediately

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, no run, gets across his stumps and works it to the on side

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, no run, holds the length back outside off, he gets across his stumps and tries to set off for another quick single after pushing it towards mid-on, Marsh sends him back

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, 2 runs, gets forward and punches it off the full face of the bat past cover

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End of over 7 (5 runs) Australia 41/0 (RR: 5.85)
JR Hopes    19* (20b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-11-0
SE Marsh    12* (24b)      Nazmul Hossain    1-0-6-0

7.1

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, no run, goes for a wild cut without moving his feet and gets a thick under edge through to the keeper

7.2

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, no run, much better, he gets behind the line this time as he pushes it down to mid-off

7.3

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, no run, slightly shorter in length outside off, he stays at the crease and punches it hard to short cover

7.4

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, no run, poor delivery but he gets away with it, full and wide outside off and deserving of a booming boundary but Marsh finds mid-off

7.5

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, no run, where did that come from?? Brilliant delivery from Nazmul, he really gets it to kick off a good length and that fizzes past Marsh's glove, that was equally well played as Marsh dropped his hands as the ball reared up on him, best ball of the day surely

7.6

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, no run, fullish outside off and he pushes it hard across the line to mid-on

End of over 8 (maiden) Australia 41/0 (RR: 5.12)
SE Marsh    12* (30b)      Nazmul Hossain    2-1-6-0
JR Hopes    19* (20b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-11-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, 1 leg bye, trickles off his pads and he sets off for a quick single, Mehrab runs forward from midwicket and has a shy at the stumps on the dive but he misses

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, pitches outside off, Marsh watchfully lets it go

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, hits a good length outside off, Marsh shoulders arms again

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, superb line and length from Mortaza, it lands outside off and kicks up before reaching the keeper, well left by Marsh

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 1 run, gives him a bit more width and Marsh gets in position early for the cut and slices it down to third man who's fielding very square

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, no run, gets behind the line and defends on the back foot

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End of over 9 (2 runs) Australia 43/0 (RR: 4.77)
JR Hopes    19* (22b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-12-0
SE Marsh    13* (34b)      Nazmul Hossain    2-1-6-0

9.1

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, gets forward to defend but manages a thick inside edge onto his pads, the ball rolls down towards leg gully

Deep square leg in place for Hopes

9.2

Nazmul Hossain to Hopes, 1 run, slants it into the right hander, he gets across his stumps and works it with the angle to midwicket

9.3

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, FOUR, fullish outside off and angling it away, Marsh gets nicely behind the line and eases it on the front foot past extra cover, Razzak covers a lot of ground to get to it from deep point but makes a mess of it

9.4

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, no run, fullish and wide outside off, he mistimes the drive to short cover

9.5

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, no run, full and angling across the left hander, the crisply-timed drive finds mid-off

9.6

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, no run, full and swinging away from him, he shoulders arms this time

End of over 10 (6 runs) Australia 49/0 (RR: 4.90)
SE Marsh    18* (39b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    3-1-12-0
JR Hopes    20* (23b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-12-0

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, no run, just short of a length outside off, he gets his elbows high and punches it down to cover

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, 1 run, in the air but.. the first false shot from Hopes, he tries to loft over mid-off but ends up getting a top edge which falls between backward point and third man, cries of 'catch it' but Bangladesh aren't so lucky

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 1 run, tucked away down to mid-on, a good save restricts that to a single

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, no run, hits a good length outside off, he gets behind the line and defends

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, no run, gets across his stumps, closes the face of the bat and tucks it wide of mid-on

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hopes, no run, turns the face of the bat and works it with the angle down to square leg

Sunny: "I would never have thought that I would see such a different Australian team in my life. Clarke is the only guy with over 100 ODI caps."

End of over 11 (2 runs) Australia 51/0 (RR: 4.63)
JR Hopes    21* (28b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-14-0
SE Marsh    19* (40b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    3-1-12-0

11.1

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, no run, pitches outside off, not much bounce before reaching the keeper

11.2

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, short and wide outside off and Marsh gives it the treatment with a fierce cut but there's protection at deep cover for that, Razzak mops up

11.3

Nazmul Hossain to Hopes, 1 run, short of a length outside off and punched wide of cover

11.4

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, 3 runs, excellent fielding there, Marsh leans forward to drive through the off side but gets a thick inside edge past the stumps, Tamim gives the chase from short fine leg and just pulls it back before the rope, good commitment

11.5

Nazmul Hossain to Hopes, OUT, Bangladesh strike, very poor stroke by Hopes, he tries to pull a short delivery but gets very early on the stroke, the top edge is taken easily by Mehrab at short midwicket, Hopes makes his way back as soon as he skies the ball, he's crossed with himself

JR Hopes c Mehrab Hossain jnr b Nazmul Hossain 22 (55m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

11.6

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, no run, bangs it in short, Clarke ducks under it

End of over 12 (5 runs) Australia 56/1 (RR: 4.66)
MJ Clarke    0* (1b)      Nazmul Hossain    4-1-17-1
SE Marsh    23* (43b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-14-0

12.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 1 wide, strays too wide outside off, left alone and wide called

12.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, fullish and wide outside off, left alone

12.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, Mashrafe induces a false shot by pitching it on the corridor outside off, Marsh hangs his bat out and nearly feathers an edge

12.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and steers it down to third man

Clarke was very eager to get to the middle. He's eyeing a big one here

12.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, takes a good look at this one outside off and lets it go

12.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, pitches outside off and holds its line, he lets this one go as well

12.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, 1 run, tucks it down towards square leg and there's a lot of hesitation in this single, Clarke stops, starts again and somehow makes it to the crease, the throw is just wide of the stumps

End of over 13 (3 runs) Australia 59/1 (RR: 4.53)
MJ Clarke    1* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-17-0
SE Marsh    24* (46b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    4-1-17-1

13.1

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, no run, signs of low bounce there, that bounces twice before reaching Ghosh

13.2

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, no run, better bounce this time, kicks up outside off and Clarke works it down to point

13.3

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, no run, angled towards middle and leg, he closes the face of the bat and pushes it with the line to midwicket

13.4

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he gets behind the line and taps it down to the off side

13.5

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, no run, gets his elbows high and pushes it down to cover

13.6

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, 1 run, banged in short of a length and angling towards the body, Clarke pulls hard along the ground but finds Razzak at deep midwicket who's stationed there to limit the boundaries

End of over 14 (1 run) Australia 60/1 (RR: 4.28)
MJ Clarke    2* (10b)      Nazmul Hossain    5-1-18-1
SE Marsh    24* (46b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-17-0

14.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, pitches outside off and moves away before reaching the keeper, he shoulders arms

14.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, pitches outside off and gets it to angle across the right hander, he lets it go again

14.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, angling towards the body, he shuffles and tucks it down to midwicket

14.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, lands outside off and the away movement keeps a check on Clarke as he has to contend with another dot ball

14.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, left alone, only this one's wider outside off and Clarke looks back to gauge the movement

14.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, 1 run, angled towards the body, he shuffles and tucks it behind square on the on side

End of over 15 (1 run) Australia 61/1 (RR: 4.06)
MJ Clarke    3* (16b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-18-0
SE Marsh    24* (46b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    5-1-18-1

Nazmul continues, he's been impressive

15.1

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, no run, pitches outside off and cramps him for room, he gets behind the line and punches it off the back foot

15.2

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, no run, full on middle and leg, he pushes it down to mid-on and turns down any chance of a single

15.3

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, no run, full in length outside off but Clarke can't find the gap as he pushes it straight to cover

15.4

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, no run, holds the length back and that looked like a couple of runs the moment it left the bat, however an excellent save by Kapali at cover limited that to a dot ball, Ashraful was very pleased with the effort

15.5

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, 1 run, a cracker of a pull but it nearly costs Clarke his wicket as the ball dips and just falls short of Razzak at deep square leg

15.6

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, slides towards the pads, he tucks it down to deep square

Bangladesh have been impressive this morning to keep Australia in check. Nazmul's found a good rhythm and the fielding has been fairly sharp too. This pitch is a touch slow.

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End of over 16 (2 runs) Australia 63/1 (RR: 3.93)
SE Marsh    25* (47b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    6-1-20-1
MJ Clarke    4* (21b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-18-0

Shakib Al Hasan to bowl

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, no run, Appeal: Marsh looks to slog him across the line and both Shakib and Ghosh are convinced he's edged it, but umpire Saheba doesn't think so

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, 1 run, flighted on off and middle, he works it down to deep square

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, comes round the wicket, he gets well forward and defends

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, not much turn, he stays on the back foot and taps it back to the bowler

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, the arm ball, he stays on the back foot and defends back to the bowler

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, flighted on off and middle, he stays at the crease and defends

Hard to see if Marsh really got an edge on that. We certainly didn't hear a sound as the ball passed the bat

End of over 17 (1 run) Australia 64/1 (RR: 3.76)
MJ Clarke    4* (25b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0
SE Marsh    26* (49b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    6-1-20-1

17.1

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, no run, pitches it on off and middle, cramps him for room and he has to settle for a dot ball to cover

17.2

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, slightly wide outside the off stump, he makes a bit of room and slices it wide of point

17.3

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, no run, firmly pushes a full delivery back to the bowler and Nazmul shows aggression by taking aim at the stumps, he misses by a mile

17.4

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, no run, gets a half stride forward and taps it down to cover, he's trying to break free

17.5

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, FOUR, Clarke cuts loose this time and he gets his timing and placement right, Nazmul errs by giving him width outside off, Clarke reaches out and carves it past backward point, no chance for third man to mop up

17.6

Nazmul Hossain to Clarke, 1 run, shuffles across and tucks it softly down to mid-on, good calling and running

End of over 18 (6 runs) Australia 70/1 (RR: 3.88)
MJ Clarke    9* (29b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    7-1-26-1
SE Marsh    27* (51b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0

18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, lunges forward and taps it down to point, thinks of a single but Marsh shoots down the idea

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, 1 run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and pushes it to long-off

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, 1 run, comes over the wicket to Marsh, he gets on his knee and sweeps to Razzak at deep square leg

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, steps down the track and pushes it to the on side

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, FOUR, shot! That is fractionally short of a length outside off, Clarke stays on the back foot, waits for the turn and cuts wide of backward point

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, OUT, Clarke gets a little cheeky with the cut and pays the price, Shakib doesn't give him enough room to work with outside off and the ball skids through quickly, he tries to dab it down to third man, takes the outside edge and there was no doubt in the umpire's (Saheba) mind that he edged it

MJ Clarke c †Dhiman Ghosh b Shakib Al Hasan 14 (33m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 41.17

End of over 19 (6 runs) Australia 76/2 (RR: 4.00)
     Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-7-1
SE Marsh    28* (52b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    7-1-26-1

Michael Hussey walks in, Shahadat returns for a new spell

19.1

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, grunts and dishes out a yorker, he digs it out to mid-off

19.2

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, hits the deck hard and Marsh gets in position early for the pull, there's protection in the deep for that

19.3

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, no run, hits a good length outside off and shapes away, he shoulders arms

19.4

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, no run, full and wide outside off and punched very firmly to Kapali at short cover, he's had a good day in the field

19.5

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, 1 run, bangs it in short but he mistimes the pull to deep square

19.6

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, tries out another short delivery and another pull is mistimed, this time it rolls off the glove to square leg

End of over 20 (3 runs) Australia 79/2 (RR: 3.95)
SE Marsh    30* (55b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-23-0
MEK Hussey    1* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-7-1

Just 18 runs off the 3rd Powerplay

20.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he steps down the track but the ball travels off the toe edge of the bat to the on side

20.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, 1 run, works it with the angle behind square on the on side

20.3

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, drifts on the pads, he uses his wrists and works it down to fine leg

20.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, 1 run, flighted down the leg side, he turns it to the on side

20.5

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, no run, tossed up outside off, he lunges forward and pushes it towards cover

20.6

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, no run, flighted outside off and defended back to the bowler

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End of over 21 (3 runs) Australia 82/2 (RR: 3.90)
MEK Hussey    2* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-10-1
SE Marsh    32* (58b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-23-0

21.1

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, short of a length, Marsh thinks of pulling it but changes his mind and defends back to the bowler on seeing the ball skid through

21.2

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, pushed to midwicket, there's hesitation after Shakib picks it up one-handed and in one motion takes aim at the non striker's end, he misses, Shakib actually went for the wrong end

21.3

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, he pulls it hard down to square leg and Nazmul charges from fine leg and nearly over runs the ball, he manages to cut it off just before the rope

21.4

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, 1 run, shortish in length, he steers it wide of gully

21.5

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, FOUR, shot! That should make Marsh feel a lot better, it's short and drifting down leg, he pulls hard and fine leg had absolutely no chance

21.6

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, full in length outside off and he drives inside out to the off side

End of over 22 (9 runs) Australia 91/2 (RR: 4.13)
SE Marsh    38* (62b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-32-0
MEK Hussey    5* (8b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-10-1

22.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, no run, works it with th turn to short fine leg

22.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, 2 runs, stays back at the crease, waits for the turn and angles it past short third man

22.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, no run, stays at the crease and works it with the turn to midwicket

22.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, 1 run, pushes it quicker, lands on a fulligh length and he works it down to long-on

22.5

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, no run, lunges forward for a half hearted forward defense but the ball just beats the outside off

22.6

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it down to cover

End of over 23 (4 runs) Australia 95/2 (RR: 4.13)
MEK Hussey    6* (10b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-14-1
SE Marsh    41* (66b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-32-0

23.1

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, no run, hits a good length on off stump and cramps him for room, he taps it back to the bowler

23.2

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, 1 run, stays at the crease and taps it just wide of Ashraful at backward point, they pick up a quick single

23.3

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 2 runs, holds the length back outside off and Marsh latches onto it with a pull, he gets enough elevation to clear mid-off but not enough timing to reach the boundary

23.4

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, slower ball outside the off stump, he angles it down to third man

23.5

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, no run, gets forward and taps a good length delivery down to cover

23.6

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, no run, pitches on middle and leg, he gets behind the line and defends

End of over 24 (4 runs) Australia 99/2 (RR: 4.12)
MEK Hussey    7* (14b)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-36-0
SE Marsh    44* (68b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-14-1

24.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it with the turn to long-on to bring up the 100

24.2

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, no run, gets forward and pushes it to midwicket

24.3

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, short of a length, he gets on the back foot and pulls to deep square leg

24.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, no run

24.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, 2 runs, swept to deep square leg, the throw is wide and Ashraful isn't happy

24.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, 2 runs, flighted on middle and leg, he works it to the on side

End of over 25 (6 runs) Australia 105/2 (RR: 4.20)
SE Marsh    49* (72b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-20-1
MEK Hussey    8* (16b)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-36-0

25.1

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

25.2

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, comes over the wicket, skids through him quickly, he gets forward and taps it towards cover

25.3

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, no run, stays back at the crease and punches it back to the bowler

25.4

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, 3 runs, reaches out and gets a thick outside edge which flies past the vacant slip region, that brings up his fifty

25.5

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, lunges forward to drive but the ball beats him

25.6

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and pushes it down to cover

End of over 26 (5 runs) Australia 110/2 (RR: 4.23)
MEK Hussey    10* (20b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-5-0
SE Marsh    52* (74b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-20-1

26.1

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, turned away behind square leg for a single

26.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, 1 run, works it this time in front of square leg

26.3

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, moves back and works it to deep-square leg

26.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, no run, looks to sweep, misses it and takes the arm onto the helmet.

26.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, no run, defended to the off side.

26.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Marsh, 1 run, pushes to the off side for a single.

End of over 27 (4 runs) Australia 114/2 (RR: 4.22)
SE Marsh    54* (78b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-24-1
MEK Hussey    12* (22b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-5-0

27.1

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, 1 run

27.2

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, angles it down to third man

27.3

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run

27.4

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run

27.5

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, stays at the crease and pulls off the front foot down to deep square leg, the ball lands on the bounce

27.6

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 28 (2 runs) Australia 116/2 (RR: 4.14)
SE Marsh    55* (80b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-7-0
MEK Hussey    13* (26b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-24-1

Here's Kapali, the legspinner

28.1

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, no run, pitches outside off and doesn't turn, he pushes it to the off side

28.2

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, 1 run, short of a length, he waits for it and pulls to the on side

28.3

Alok Kapali to Marsh, FOUR, poor ball and rightfully put away, he bowls it too short outside off, he has all the time in the world to rock on the back foot and pull over midwicket

28.4

Alok Kapali to Marsh, 2 runs, gets forward and pushes it wide of mid-off for a couple

28.5

Alok Kapali to Marsh, 1 bye, that beats the outside edge and the keeper, the low bounce again

28.6

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he works it with the turn to square leg

End of over 29 (9 runs) Australia 125/2 (RR: 4.31)
MEK Hussey    15* (29b)      Alok Kapali    1-0-8-0
SE Marsh    61* (83b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-7-0

29.1

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, flighted on middle and off, he pushes it with the turn to long-on

29.2

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, no run, pushed in quicker on off stump, he finds cover

29.3

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he finds midwicket

29.4

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, no run, looped in on middle and leg, he clips it to the on side

29.5

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, no run, flighted outside off, he finds cover this time

29.6

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, no run, completes a lightning quick and tidy over with another dot ball, angled to the off side

End of over 30 (1 run) Australia 126/2 (RR: 4.20)
SE Marsh    61* (88b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-8-0
MEK Hussey    16* (30b)      Alok Kapali    1-0-8-0

30.1

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pushed towards mid-off

30.2

Alok Kapali to Marsh, 1 run, gets forward and steers a full delivery down to backward point

30.3

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, no run, lunges forward and pushes it down to cover

30.4

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and steers it behind point

30.5

Alok Kapali to Marsh, 1 run, gets forward and places it wide of mid-off for another single

30.6

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, short of a length, he pulls it down to deep square and a good effort by Ashraful limits that to a single

End of over 31 (6 runs) Australia 132/2 (RR: 4.25)
MEK Hussey    20* (34b)      Alok Kapali    2-0-14-0
SE Marsh    63* (90b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-8-0

31.1

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, 1 run, the stumps are broken at the non striker's end but the batsman is home

31.2

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, gets down for the sweep and there's an lbw shout, that would have missed leg

31.3

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, stays at the crease and angles it down to short third man

31.4

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, no run, attempts to pull this one but he mistimes to the on side

31.5

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, 1 run, stays at the crease and cuts to deep backward point

31.6

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he works it behind square on the on side

End of over 32 (4 runs) Australia 136/2 (RR: 4.25)
MEK Hussey    22* (37b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-12-0
SE Marsh    65* (93b 3x4)      Alok Kapali    2-0-14-0

32.1

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, 1 run, flighted outside off, he picks up single to long-off

32.2

Alok Kapali to Marsh, 1 run, holds the length back outside off, he stays at the crease and punches to the off side

32.3

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, no run, defended to the off side

32.4

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, 1 run, gives him a bit of width, he rocks back and cuts to deep point

32.5

Alok Kapali to Marsh, 1 run, takes a couple of paces down the track and works it down to long-on

32.6

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, no run, rocks back at the crease and slices it down to short third man

End of over 33 (4 runs) Australia 140/2 (RR: 4.24)
MEK Hussey    24* (41b)      Alok Kapali    3-0-18-0
SE Marsh    67* (95b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-12-0

33.1

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, FOUR, Marsh finds the gap! Flighted outside off, he lunges forward and adds a lot of power into the drive, enough to send it screeching past extra cover

33.2

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, no run, flighted on the pads, worked to the on side

33.3

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, 1 run, gets forward and pushes to the off side

33.4

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, stays at the crease, waits for the turn and punches wide of cover

33.5

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, 1 run, stays at the crease and clips it with the turn to the on side

33.6

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and pushes it to long-off

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End of over 34 (8 runs) Australia 148/2 (RR: 4.35)
MEK Hussey    26* (43b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-20-0
SE Marsh    73* (99b 4x4)      Alok Kapali    3-0-18-0

Nazmul Hossain returns for a new spell. One slip in place

34.1

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pitches on a good length on off and middle, he stays at the crease and taps it wide of gully

34.2

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, short of a length outside off, the ball comes through at a gentle pace, h swivels and pulls to square leg

34.3

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, 1 run, fullish outside off, he gets well forward and drives to deep point

34.4

Nazmul Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, switches to a fuller length, he shows the full face of the bat and pushes it down to long-on

34.5

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, no run, bangs in the bouncer and Hussey decides not play at it seeing two fielders out in the deep for the hook

34.6

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, 1 run, shapes to drive through the off side but gets an inside edge towards long-on

End of over 35 (5 runs) Australia 153/2 (RR: 4.37)
MEK Hussey    29* (47b)      Nazmul Hossain    8-1-31-1
SE Marsh    75* (101b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-20-0

35.1

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, the ball stops on him and he gets a leading edge down to the off side

35.2

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, 3 wides, strays wide down the leg side and that beats the keeper as well

35.2

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, no run, stays at the crease and punches it to short midwicket

35.3

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, 1 run, shuffles at the crease and turns it to the on side

35.4

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, strays on the on side, pushes it to deep midwicket

35.5

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, 2 leg byes, fires in the quicker one and strays down the leg side, it clips the pad and beats the keeper

35.6

Abdur Razzak to Marsh, OUT, a loss of concentration by Marsh, the ball lands outside off and turns in, he's a little late in getting his bat behind the line and the inside edge rolls onto the stumps

SE Marsh b Abdur Razzak 76 (151m 105b 4x4 0x6) SR: 72.38

End of over 36 (8 runs) Australia 161/3 (RR: 4.47)
     Abdur Razzak    6-0-26-1
MEK Hussey    31* (49b)      Nazmul Hossain    8-1-31-1

David Hussey joins brother Michael. News on Symonds: He had apparently skipped a team meeting to go fishing. I'm not joking! What was he thinking?

36.1

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, fullish and wide outside off, he drives wide of extra cover

36.2

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, 1 run, tucked away behind square leg

36.3

Nazmul Hossain to DJ Hussey, no run, short of a length, draws him on the back foot as he defends

36.4

Nazmul Hossain to DJ Hussey, 1 run, driven wide of mid-on for a single

36.5

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, no run, fullish outside off, defended on the front foot

36.6

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, no run, stays back and taps it with soft hands to the on side, thinks of a single but changes his mind

End of over 37 (4 runs) Australia 165/3 (RR: 4.45)
MEK Hussey    34* (53b)      Nazmul Hossain    9-1-35-1
DJ Hussey    1* (2b)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-26-1

Comes round the wicket to david hussey

37.1

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, floated outside off, he taps it down to cover

37.2

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, 1 run, rocks back at the crease, makes room and cuts wide of point

37.3

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, flighted outside off, he uses the room outside off and slices it down to short third man

37.4

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he pushes a fullish delivery down to deep midwicket

37.5

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, holds the length back outside off, he slices it down to short third man for a quick single

37.6

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, 1 run, stays back at the crease and waits for the turn, chops it down towards point

End of over 38 (5 runs) Australia 170/3 (RR: 4.47)
DJ Hussey    4* (6b)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-31-1
MEK Hussey    36* (55b)      Nazmul Hossain    9-1-35-1

38.1

Shakib Al Hasan to DJ Hussey, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, he taps it back to the bowler

38.2

Shakib Al Hasan to DJ Hussey, no run, stays at the crease and punches it down to long-on

38.3

Shakib Al Hasan to DJ Hussey, 1 run, gets back at the crease and drives to deep mid-on

38.4

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run

38.5

Shakib Al Hasan to DJ Hussey, 1 run, gets on the back foot and punches it down to deep mid-off

38.6

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, no run, pushed behind point, David Hussey turns down the single

End of over 39 (3 runs) Australia 173/3 (RR: 4.43)
MEK Hussey    37* (57b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-27-1
DJ Hussey    6* (10b)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-31-1

39.1

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, not short enough to pull but he manages to heave it past midwicket

39.2

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, that one goes through straight and quick, he pushes it back to the bowler

39.3

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, 1 run, flighted outside off, he rocks back and punches to the off side

39.4

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, Appeal He goes for the reverse sweep and misses, Ghosh is very confident with the appeal but Peter Parker shakes his head, no conclusive proof that he edged it

39.5

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pushed behind square on the on side

39.6

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, 1 run, shapes to cut but he gets an edge down to short third man

End of over 40 (5 runs) Australia 178/3 (RR: 4.45)
DJ Hussey    10* (14b)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-36-1
MEK Hussey    38* (59b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-27-1

40.1

Shakib Al Hasan to DJ Hussey, 1 run, flighted outside off, he cuts to sweeper cover

40.2

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, defended to the off side for a single

40.3

Shakib Al Hasan to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, gets forward and pushes a fullish delivery through the line to long-off

40.4

Shakib Al Hasan to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, Dropped gets forward and scoops it just over Mortaza's head at extra cover, he gets a hand to it

40.5

Shakib Al Hasan to DJ Hussey, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he tucks it away wide of midwicket

40.6

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, FOUR, too short, Hussey picks the length early, rocks back and across and pulls over midwicket

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End of over 41 (11 runs) Australia 189/3 (RR: 4.60)
MEK Hussey    43* (61b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-38-1
DJ Hussey    16* (18b)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-36-1

41.1

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, 1 run, makes room to carve it over extra cover but he mistimes the shot and gets an under edge past the keeper

41.2

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, this time he connects with the reverse sweep but he finds short third man

41.3

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, mistimes the cut and he ends up chopping it down towards backward point

41.4

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, 1 run, takes a couple of paces down the track but Razzak holds the length back, he has to settle for a single down to sweeper cover

41.5

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 wide, fires that down the leg side and Hussey tries to nudge it fine, Ghosh thinks he nicked it but Peter Parker doesn't feel the same

41.5

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, pushed back the bowler

41.6

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, driven wide of mid-on for a single

End of over 42 (5 runs) Australia 194/3 (RR: 4.61)
MEK Hussey    45* (65b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-41-1
DJ Hussey    18* (20b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-38-1

42.1

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pushed to long-on for a single

42.2

Shakib Al Hasan to DJ Hussey, SIX, give himself room, comes down the track and slams that flatbatted over long-off for the firts six of the match

42.3

Shakib Al Hasan to DJ Hussey, OUT, fired in towards leg, David Hussey backs away from the stumps, tries to clear extra cover but only manages to find Mortaza, who makes up for his lapse in the Shakib's previous over

DJ Hussey c Mashrafe Mortaza b Shakib Al Hasan 24 (25m 22b 0x4 1x6) SR: 109.09

Haddin's the new man

42.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, fired in, on the stumps, defended

42.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, defended again, this is what Bangladesh need

42.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, driven to cover but no run again

End of over 43 (7 runs) Australia 201/4 (RR: 4.67)
BJ Haddin    0* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-45-2
MEK Hussey    46* (66b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-41-1

43.1

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run

43.2

Abdur Razzak to Haddin, no run, pitched on a length on middle, pushed back to the bowler

43.3

Abdur Razzak to Haddin, no run, slow start for Haddin, pushed to midwicket

43.4

Abdur Razzak to Haddin, no run, quickish delivery, and again pushed to mid-on

43.5

Abdur Razzak to Haddin, 1 run, drives it to long off

43.6

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, slightly shorter this time, and Hussey pulls it for a single

End of over 44 (3 runs) Australia 204/4 (RR: 4.63)
MEK Hussey    48* (68b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-44-1
BJ Haddin    1* (7b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-45-2

44.1

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, no run, steps down the track and pushed back to the bowler

44.2

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, goes on the back foot and tries to cut but gets an under edge

44.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, outside off, pushed towards cover

44.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, slow start from Haddin, pushed to midwicket

44.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, defended back to the bowler

44.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, steps down the track and jabs it to midwicket

Only four runs in the last two overs. Bangladesh need more of these

End of over 45 (1 run) Australia 205/4 (RR: 4.55)
BJ Haddin    1* (11b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-46-2
MEK Hussey    49* (70b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-44-1

Kapali into the attack

45.1

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Fifty for Hussey as Kapali starts with a rank long hop. Lucky to get away with just a single behind square leg for that ball

45.2

Alok Kapali to Haddin, 2 runs, tossed up, on a length, just outside leg, Haddin came down the track and punched it towards long-on. Fantastic running and they get two there

45.3

Alok Kapali to Haddin, OUT, Haddin goes and the gamble to bring on the legspinner has worked. Haddin's bowled by a quicker delivery which beats his attempted loft. That hits the middle of middle

BJ Haddin b Alok Kapali 3 (9m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

Cameron White's the new man in

45.4

Alok Kapali to White, 1 wide, slides down leg side and that's a wide

45.4

Alok Kapali to White, 1 run, worked away square on the off for a single

45.5

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, FOUR, shorter delivery, Hussey goes down on his knee and crunches it past midwicket for four

45.6

Alok Kapali to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pushed to the off side for a single

End of over 46 (10 runs) Australia 215/5 (RR: 4.67)
MEK Hussey    55* (73b 2x4)      Alok Kapali    4-0-28-1
CL White    1* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-46-2

Mortaza is brought back into the attack

46.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, full toss on off, Hussey drives it down the ground, Raqibul rushes in from long-off to prevent thes second but he fumbles and the batsmen take two

46.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, pulled to deep midwicket, straight away the call is for two

46.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, hit to midwicket again but this time only a single

46.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to White, no run, back of a length on off stump, White defends

46.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to White, 1 run, similar length but drifting towards leg this time, White works it towards short midwicket, batsmen go for a tight single and take another on the overthrow

46.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, played to wide long-off

End of over 47 (7 runs) Australia 222/5 (RR: 4.72)
MEK Hussey    61* (77b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-25-0
CL White    2* (3b)      Alok Kapali    4-0-28-1

Nazmul Hossain comes back into the attack

47.1

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, FOUR, on a length just outside off, Hussey advances down the track and gives himself room and flays that to the point boundary

47.2

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, FOUR, consecutive boundaries, and superbly timed this time, full toss, Hussey backs away a little and hits it to the mid-off boundary

47.3

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, 1 run, backs away again to another full toss which is driven to long-off

47.4

Nazmul Hossain to White, 1 run, yorker length delivery on middle, White digs it out to long-on

47.5

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, SIX, Hussey is going berserk here. Slower legspinner and Hussey comes down the pitch and scoops it straight back over the bowler for a six

47.6

Nazmul Hossain to MEK Hussey, FOUR, not a shot to remember this time but it fetches him four runs, inside edge trickles away very fine past the keeper's right as 20 runs come off the over

End of over 48 (20 runs) Australia 242/5 (RR: 5.04)
MEK Hussey    80* (82b 5x4 1x6)      Nazmul Hossain    10-1-55-1
CL White    3* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-25-0

48.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to White, 1 run, given width to free his arms, White steps out and cuts it but only a single results

48.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, (no ball) 1 run, no-ball, that will be a free hit, Hussey drives it towards long-on

He's raced along after his fifty. Can he get his hundred?

48.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to White, no run, excellent delivery for the free hit, yorker on middle stump, not much that White could do with that, no run as his drive goes back to the bowler

48.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to White, 1 run, dug out towards cover

48.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, keeps it full on middle and all Hussey can do is flog it to long-on

48.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to White, no run, this is turned out to be a fantastic over. another delivery spearing into middle. Dot ball.

48.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to White, 1 run, Another yorker and no run again as White digs it out to cover

End of over 49 (6 runs) Australia 248/5 (RR: 5.06)
CL White    6* (9b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-1-31-0
MEK Hussey    82* (84b 5x4 1x6)      Nazmul Hossain    10-1-55-1

Shahadat to bowl the final over

49.1

Shahadat Hossain to White, 3 runs, overpitched and White crunches that towards deep midwicket. Superb running as they take three.

Hussey looks exhausted after that hard run three. 250 comes up for Australia

49.2

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, 1 run, driven to sweeper cover for a single

49.3

Shahadat Hossain to White, OUT, that the end of Cameron White. Tries to steer it to third man exposing his stumps and the ball crashes into off stump

CL White b Shahadat Hossain 9 (22m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Mitchell Johnson is the new man in

49.4

Shahadat Hossain to Johnson, OUT, banged in short and Johnson's pull gets a top edge which balloons for a simple catch for the bowler

MG Johnson c & b Shahadat Hossain 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Good news for Australia is the batsmen have crossed bringing Hussey on strike.

Shahadat on a hat trick

49.5

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, good ball, fullish just outside off, and Hussey powers it towards deep cover and they take two

49.6

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, OUT, three wickets in four balls for Shahadat! short of a length, Hussey advances down the pitch and tries to scoop it over cover but fails to connect and that hits his off stump

MEK Hussey b Shahadat Hossain 85 (123m 87b 5x4 1x6) SR: 97.70

So Australia finish on 254, the same score they managed when these two sides last met here five years ago.

It been a good comeback by Bangladesh in the last 15 overs as just 101 runs came off it. Michael Clarke would have wanted more form his batsmen after that stand between Shaun Marsh and Michael Hussey had given them the perfect foundation but Australia should be able to defend this.

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End of over 50 (6 runs) Australia 254/8
     Shahadat Hossain    6-0-42-3
B Geeves    0* (0b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-1-31-0
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Aug 30, 2008

Cameron White cleaned up the tail with figures of 3 for 5, Australia v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Darwin, August 30, 2008

Cameron White cleaned up the tail with figures of 3 for 5

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Aug 30, 2008

It was a memorable debut for Brett Geeves, who took 2 for 11 as Australia eased past Bangladesh, Australia v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Darwin, August 30, 2008

It was a memorable debut for Brett Geeves, who took 2 for 11 as Australia eased past Bangladesh

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