Bangladesh tour of Australia, 2008 / Commentary

Bangladesh in Australia ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Australia v Bangladesh

Australia won by 73 runs

9.30 am: Shaun Marsh, who made an unbeaten 69 in the previous game, and Shane Watson are opening the innings. They added 73 on Wednesday. They'll be up against Mashrafe Mortaza first up and he's bowling from over the wicket. Peter Parker and Amiesh Saheba are the umpires for the game.

"There are only a few hundred spectators in so far. Hopefully people will filter in as they start to wake up after a big Friday night in Darwin," says Brydon. "Admittedly 9.30am is a ridiculously early start time by Australian standards."

Australia's coachTim Nielsen was disappointed by the turn-out in previous games.

Toss, 9.00 am: Michael Clarke has won the toss and Australia will bat. They are fielding an unchanged XI and are wearing black armbands in memory of Col Egar, the former umpire and ACB chairman, who died on Friday.

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

This is what Brydon had to say about the pitch in his preview: The drop-in pitches in Darwin have not been the easiest surfaces to bat on, although Australia have made it look considerably simpler than Bangladesh. The players will be expecting early seam and swing and whoever bats first must work hard through the first hour.

There's a bit of time to pass before the start and you could spend it checking out Cricinfo Sportscenter and other exclusive videos on Cricinfo TV.

8.50 am: Good morning and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the final ODI between Australia and Bangladesh at the Marrara Cricket Ground, or the TIO Stadium as it is now called.

I'm George Binoy, your commentator for the day.

"It's a sunny morning, a few scattered clouds, but really a perfectly fine day," says Brydon Coverdale from Darwin. "Temperature to get up to 32 degrees, so not quite as hot as Wednesday's game." So chances of a wash-out foiling Australia's plans of a 3-0 whitewash are zip.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, will hope to put up a sterner fight today than they have done in the previous two games. They had announced their team last night. It has two changes: Mehrab Hossain jnr and Nazmul Hossain are out and in come Mahmudullah and Farhad Reza.

Bangladesh 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Junaid Siddique, 3 Mohammad Ashraful (capt), 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Alok Kapali, 6 Dhiman Ghosh (wk), 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza, 9 Farhad Reza, 10 Abdur Razzak, 11 Shahadat Hossain.

I'll have the Australian line-up for you in a bit. Meanwhile, the A team is touring India and Simon Katich spoke to Sriram Veera about the challenges of being a dour batsman in a team full of dashers. If you like this story, you can share if with friends by clicking on the button at the bottom.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, the first ball is fullish around off stump, Marsh stays in his crease and plays the ball towards mid-off

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, full length but the line is wide outside off, Marsh lets the ball go and it shoots through to the wicketkeeper

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, good length outside off stump, Marsh lets it go and the ball dies and bounces a second time before reaching Dhiman Ghosh

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, the short of a length ball bounces a bit more this time and tucks up Marsh as he tries to play the ball on the leg side

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, good length delivery angling across the left-hander from over the wicket, Marsh tries to run the ball down to third man but gets an inside edge on to the pad

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, FOUR, that's streaky but Australia are away! Marsh sees a bit of width outside off stump and tries to play the big drive through the off side, he plays away from his body and the outside edge flies wide of the two-man slip cordon to the third-man boundary

End of over 1 (4 runs) Australia 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
SE Marsh    4* (6b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-4-0
SR Watson    0* (0b)     

Shahadat Hossain will share the new ball, bowling from over the wicket.

1.1

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, no run, Shahadat pitches on a good length outside off and seams the ball away from the right-hander, Watson stays in his crease and lets the ball go, it bounces twice before reaching the keeper

1.2

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, no run, fantastic ball, the fullish length draws Watson into the front-foot drive just outside off stump, the ball pitches and seams away from the right-hander to beat the bat

1.3

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, no run, and again! The angle from Shahadat into the right-hander forces Watson to play at the ball, it pitches around off stump and seams past Watson's front-foot defence

1.4

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, no run, the length is shorter this time and Watson is able to stay on the back foot and defend on the off side

1.5

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, FOUR, that's superbly hit, the ball was short but the bounce was on the lower side, Watson stayed low, swiveled, and pulled the ball along the ground through midwicket for four

1.6

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, no run, the length is better and the line of on off and middle, Shahadat delivered that with his trademark grunt, Watson gets behind the line and blocks, these two haven't done much running so far

End of over 2 (4 runs) Australia 8/0 (RR: 4.00)
SR Watson    4* (6b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-4-0
SE Marsh    4* (6b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-4-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, Mortaza slants the good-length ball across the right-hander, Marsh stays in his crease and lets it pass

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 3 runs, the length is a bit short just outside off stump, Marsh moves back in a flash and cuts the ball in front of point, it won't reach the boundary though

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Watson, 1 run, poor line, just a bit too straight, Watson moves back and flicks the ball off his pads towards long leg

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, good leave, Marsh moves across his crease, covers the line of his off stump, and shoulders arms to one that slants close to off stump

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, this one is shorter and wider and much easier to leave, Marsh rehearsed the cut after the ball passed, he was thinking about it

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 1 leg bye, good length but the line is on leg stump, Marsh tries to work it off his hips but gets hit on the thigh for a leg bye behind square

End of over 3 (5 runs) Australia 13/0 (RR: 4.33)
SE Marsh    7* (11b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-8-0
SR Watson    5* (7b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-4-0

3.1

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, Shahadat pitches the ball full on middle stump, Marsh moves forward and clips the ball off his pads towards midwicket

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3.2

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, FOUR, smashing shot! The length is a bit full and Marsh strides forward to drive the ball powerfully straight past the bowler for four

3.3

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, the line is on leg stump and Marsh tries to work the ball off his pads, he was too early on the shot though and missed

3.4

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, fuller length on middle stump, Marsh drives the ball off the front foot towards mid-on, Shahadat is getting the ball to move into the left-hander

3.5

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, Marsh tries to whip a good length ball through midwicket off the front foot but gets an inside edge on to the pad

3.6

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump, Marsh moves quickly on to the back foot and nudges the ball wide of the fielder at short fine leg

End of over 4 (5 runs) Australia 18/0 (RR: 4.50)
SE Marsh    12* (17b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-9-0
SR Watson    5* (7b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-8-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, Mortaza pitches on a testing length just outside off and moves the ball across the left-hander, Marsh stays in his crease and doesn't play a shot

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, this one is much closer to off stump but Marsh shows excellent judgement in moving across his stumps and shouldering arms

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, this time the line is too straight to leave and Marsh gets behind the line off and a good length ball and defends towards point

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 1 run, good length just outside off stump, Marsh opens the face and guides the ball towards third man

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Watson, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Watson stands on the back foot and punches the ball towards cover

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Watson, 2 runs, Mortaza pitched the ball outside off stump and cut it back into the right-hander, Watson was caught by surprise and stopped his shot once he saw the ball moving into him, it hit the bottom edge and ran towards fine leg, that was extremely close to the stumps

End of over 5 (3 runs) Australia 21/0 (RR: 4.20)
SR Watson    7* (9b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-11-0
SE Marsh    13* (21b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-9-0

5.1

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, FOUR, Just the one slip in place now. Shahadat pitches the ball on a good length and moves it across the left-hander, Marsh gets squared up while defending and the outside edge flies wide of first slip, that would have bounced short of second slip had there been one

The second slip has been moved to silly mid-off.

5.2

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, dropped! And that too by the fielder who was just placed at silly mid-off! Marsh tried to drive on the up off the front foot but the ball stopped on him and he hit it in the air towards silly mid-off where Kapali got both hands to the ball at head height but just couldn't hang on

5.3

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 2 runs, played through the backward-point region for two more

5.4

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 1 wide, strays down leg side this time and that will be the first wide of the match

5.4

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, short of a length on off stump, Marsh cuts off the back foot and calls for the single, Watson initially says no but sets off once the point fielder fails to stop the ball

5.5

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, no run, full ball angling into middle stump, Watson moves forward and across to drive the ball towards mid-on

5.6

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, no run, Shahadat pitches on a good length outside off and seams the ball away from Watson who waits on the back foot and lets it go

End of over 6 (8 runs) Australia 29/0 (RR: 4.83)
SR Watson    7* (11b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-17-0
SE Marsh    20* (25b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-11-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, Marsh tries to play a forceful cut to a short of a length delivery outside off and gets a bottom edge into the ground

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, once again he tries to cut and once again he bottom-edges it into the ground towards point, Marsh is just struggling to find his timing

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, no run, tight line and length just outside off stump, Marsh lets it go through to Dhiman Ghosh

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 1 run, there's a bit of width outside off stump and Marsh goes hard at the ball, cutting it in the air down to third man, that was more of a top edge

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Watson, 1 run, Mortaza angles the ball into the right-hander and Watson turns the ball off the back foot through square leg

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Marsh, 1 run, that's a bit slower from Mortaza just outside off stump, Marsh moves back in his crease, waits for the ball, and opens the face to steer it towards third man

End of over 7 (3 runs) Australia 32/0 (RR: 4.57)
SE Marsh    22* (30b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-14-0
SR Watson    8* (12b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-17-0

First slip has gone wider, and there's that silly mid-off in place.

7.1

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, FOUR, too full outside off and Marsh cashes in, he strides forward, drives the ball firmly, and places it wide of the fielder at mid-off

7.2

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, better length just outside off stump, Marsh watches the ball closely and lets it go

Marsh has been hogging the strike, he's faced more than double the balls that Watson has.

7.3

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, no run, Marsh tries to cut the ball through point but gets cramped for room by the movement into him, he gets a bottom edge that bounces near his shoes

7.4

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 1 run, he didn't control that shot, the length was on the shorter side and Marsh went on the back foot to pull, one hand came off the bat as he connected and the ball fell safely in the outfield

7.5

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, 1 run, Watson opens the face and guides the ball towards third man

7.6

Shahadat Hossain to Marsh, 3 runs, that was close to the fielder at silly mid-off, Marsh moved forward to a fullish ball and drove it in the air between the bowler and the fielder at silly mid-off, Kapali dived to his left but couldn't reach the ball, Marsh had struck it hard, he's taking his chances is Marsh

End of over 8 (9 runs) Australia 41/0 (RR: 5.12)
SE Marsh    30* (35b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-26-0
SR Watson    9* (13b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-14-0

Farhad Reza replaces Mortaza, bowling from over the wicket.

8.1

Farhad Reza to Marsh, OUT, he's bowled him! Reza strikes with his first ball of the series, what a start! Reza pitches the ball on a good length just around off stump and nips it a fraction back into the left-hander, Marsh pushes forward in defence with a large gap between bat and pad, Reza finds it and the ball hits off stump, Marsh has monopolised the strike and ridden his luck so far but it's run out now

SE Marsh b Farhad Reza 30 (45m 36b 4x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Michael Clarke is the new batsman.

8.2

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off stump

8.3

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, this one is wider outside off stump, Clarke lets it go again

8.4

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, Reza pitches the ball on off and skids it into the right-hander, Clarke tries to work it off his pads but misses

8.5

Farhad Reza to Clarke, 1 wide, that's far too wide outside off stump, he will have to re-bowl that one

8.5

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, good length and the line is closer to off stump, Clarke strides forward and shoulders arms

8.6

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, Reza persists with the wide line outside off, Clarke patiently lets the ball go again

End of over 9 (1 run) Australia 42/1 (RR: 4.66)
MJ Clarke    0* (5b)      Farhad Reza    1-0-1-1
SR Watson    9* (13b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-26-0

9.1

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

9.2

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, no run, good length from Shahadat outside off stump, Watson stays on the back foot and drives the ball towards point

9.3

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, 1 run, the length is a bit shorter and the line is angling into middle stump, Watson moves back and flicks the ball through midwicket

9.4

Shahadat Hossain to Clarke, no run, Clarke leans forward to a full ball that angles into him and pushes it towards mid-on

9.5

Shahadat Hossain to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves across in his crease and uses the angle of the short of a length ball into him to work it behind square

9.6

Shahadat Hossain to Watson, no run, good length delivery on off stump to finish the over, Watson moves forward and defends towards point

End of over 10 (2 runs) Australia 44/1 (RR: 4.40)
SR Watson    10* (17b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-28-0
MJ Clarke    1* (7b)      Farhad Reza    1-0-1-1

Australia have scored only 44 off the first Powerplay for the loss of Marsh. Ashraful has taken the second Powerplay. There's a slip in place.

10.1

Farhad Reza to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke moves across his stumps and flicks the ball off his pads towards deep backward square leg

10.2

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, Reza compensates by bowling wide outside off stump, Clarke lets it go

10.3

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, defended off the front foot towards cover

10.4

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, good length from Reza, angling into off stump, Clarke defends on the front foot towards the off side

10.5

Farhad Reza to Clarke, 1 wide, that's extremely wide outside off stump, Clarke reaches out for it but the ball is just too far away

10.5

Farhad Reza to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke reaches out to cut a wide out once again but gets a thick outside edge past first slip towards third man, there's another slip standing at a wide third slip

10.6

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, defended on the off side

End of over 11 (5 runs) Australia 49/1 (RR: 4.45)
MJ Clarke    5* (13b)      Farhad Reza    2-0-6-1
SR Watson    10* (17b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-28-0

Mortaza's back for another go, from over the wicket. Shahadat has left the field.

11.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Watson, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Watson lets it go through to Ghosh

11.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Watson, 1 run, full length and the ball angles into the right-hander, Watson tries to drive but gets more of a thick inside edge through midwicket

11.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, Mortaza gets the ball to lift off a good length outside off, Clarke strides forward and lets it go

11.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, Clarke moves forward once again and shoulders arms to a good length ball outside off

11.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, Clarke comes forward and uses the angle into him to play the ball towards midwicket

11.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, tight line and length on off and middle stump, Clarke moves forward and defends towards the bowler

Clarke came into bat in the ninth over but has faced nearly as many deliveries as Watson.

End of over 12 (1 run) Australia 50/1 (RR: 4.16)
MJ Clarke    5* (17b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-15-0
SR Watson    11* (19b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    2-0-6-1

12.1

Farhad Reza to Watson, 1 run, Watson stays in his crease and defends a good length ball which slants into him, the ball moves away just a fraction off the pitch and the thick outside edge goes behind point

12.2

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, Clarke lets one that moves away from him go past off stump

12.3

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, Clarke strides forward and defends towards cover

12.4

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Clarke moves towards the ball but lets it go in the end

12.5

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, fuller ball which angles into the right-hander, Clarke leans forward and clips the ball off his pads to Ashraful at midwicket

12.6

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off, the ball angles into the right-hander, Clarke stays on the back foot and lets it pass

End of over 13 (1 run) Australia 51/1 (RR: 3.92)
MJ Clarke    5* (22b)      Farhad Reza    3-0-7-1
SR Watson    12* (20b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-15-0

13.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Watson, no run, good length just outside off stump, Watson moves forward and cuts the ball towards point

13.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Watson, FOUR, Watson cuts loose, the length is a bit full and he lofts the ball off the front foot over wide mid-on, he hit that from outside off stump, Tamim gives chase and dives desperately but can't save the boundary

13.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Watson, no run, Watson drives firmly on the up towards mid-off where there's a bit of a fumble

13.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Watson, 1 run, short of a length on middle stump, Watson jumps back and whips the ball off his pads towards deep square leg

13.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, Clarke moves across his crease and defends a short of a length ball which angles into him towards midwicket

13.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke strides forward and opens the face to push a good length ball into the gap between point and cover point for a single

End of over 14 (6 runs) Australia 57/1 (RR: 4.07)
MJ Clarke    6* (24b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-21-0
SR Watson    17* (24b 2x4)      Farhad Reza    3-0-7-1

14.1

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Clarke drives the ball off the back foot towards point, he's not hitting the gaps in the infield

14.2

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, defended solidly off the front foot towards point, the length was fuller this time

14.3

Farhad Reza to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke leans across his stumps and flicks the ball towards deep backward square leg, the line was on middle and leg stump from Reza

14.4

Farhad Reza to Watson, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Reza was looking for the yorker, Watson pushes it towards mid-on and sprints the quick single

14.5

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, Reza pitches the ball on a good length outside off stump and moves the ball into Clarke to cramp him for room, Clarke defends on the back foot

14.6

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, wider line and fuller length, Clarke moves forward but mis-times the drive on the off side

Australia have scored only 15 runs off the second Powerplay.

End of over 15 (2 runs) Australia 59/1 (RR: 3.93)
MJ Clarke    7* (29b)      Farhad Reza    4-0-9-1
SR Watson    18* (25b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-21-0

Bangladesh have done superbly to keep Australia in check so far. Peter Parker signals the start of the third Powerplay. Shakib-al-Hasan comes into the attack, bowling left-arm spin from round the wicket.

15.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, 1 run, bowled flat through the air on middle stump, Watson drives towards mid-on for the single

15.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up on off and middle, Clarke prods at the ball with no footwork and gets an inside edge through square leg

15.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, no run, Watson moves deep in his crease to one outside off and cuts to point

15.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, 2 runs, Watson moves back and across, waits for the ball to angle into him, and opens the face to steer the ball towards third man

15.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, no run, that's too short and I suspect Watson tried to hit it too hard, he moved back to pull and got an inside edge on to his leg

15.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, no run, defended on the back foot on the leg side

The players are taking a drinks break. Have you checked out Cricinfo Sportscenter and other exclusive videos on Cricinfo TV?

End of over 16 (4 runs) Australia 63/1 (RR: 3.93)
SR Watson    21* (30b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-0
MJ Clarke    8* (30b)      Farhad Reza    4-0-9-1

Reza to continue after the break. Ashraful still has a slip in place.

16.1

Farhad Reza to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke's edginess continues, he tries to dab the ball towards third man without moving his feet and the movement into him induces the inside edge past his stumps

16.2

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, beaten! Clarke pushes forward to defend a fuller ball which pitches on off stump and seams just a fraction past Clarke's outside edge, the Bangladesh players think he's edged it

16.3

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, driven firmly off the front foot towards mid-off

16.4

Farhad Reza to Clarke, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, Clarke moves back and drives towards mid-off

16.5

Farhad Reza to Clarke, 3 runs, this time Clarke stands on the front foot and drives the ball through cover, the outfield is on the slower side

16.6

Farhad Reza to Watson, 1 run, Watson waits for a good length ball to angle into him and opens the face to steer the ball towards third man

End of over 17 (6 runs) Australia 69/1 (RR: 4.05)
SR Watson    22* (31b 2x4)      Farhad Reza    5-0-15-1
MJ Clarke    13* (35b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-0

17.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, no run, Watson moves back and towards off stump to cut a flat delivery towards short third man

17.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, no run, Watson moves forward this time and then waits for a slower and more flighted delivery to reach him before playing it to short third man

17.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, no run, cut towards point

17.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, 1 run, a fraction short and Watson moves back to pull, he didn't time it well

17.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, full ball on off stump, Clarke drives off the front foot towards cover

17.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves back and drives towards long-off for a single to end the over

End of over 18 (2 runs) Australia 71/1 (RR: 3.94)
MJ Clarke    14* (37b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-6-0
SR Watson    23* (35b 2x4)      Farhad Reza    5-0-15-1

Abdur Razzak replaces Reza, he's bowling from round the wicket. There's a slip for him too.

18.1

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, no run, bowled flat and straight, defended on the off side off side off the back foot

18.2

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, no run, Clarke strides forward and lets one that pitches around off stump spin across him

18.3

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, no run, played off the back foot towards cover

18.4

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, no run, Razzak draws Clarke forward with his length and turns the ball away from the right-hander, Clarke defends on the off side

18.5

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, 1 run, slightly shorter in length and Clarke cuts off the back foot past point

18.6

Abdur Razzak to Watson, no run, Watson defends back to the bowler with bat close to front pad

End of over 19 (1 run) Australia 72/1 (RR: 3.78)
SR Watson    23* (36b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-1-0
MJ Clarke    15* (42b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-6-0

19.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, 1 run, Shakib gives Clarke width outside off stump and he cuts towards the fielder on the point boundary

19.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, no run, bowled flatter, fuller and straighter, Watson defends on the front foot

19.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, 1 run, pulled through midwicket for another single

19.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, Clarke strides forward to a quick delivery and drives towards the bowler

19.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, Shakib slips in the straighter one and Clarke moves back to play the ball on the leg side

19.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, 1 run, tight line and length on off stump, Clarke pushes the ball towards the vacant mid-off region, extra cover can't cut it off and they get a single

That's the end of the Powerplays, Bangladesh have restricted Australia to 75.

End of over 20 (3 runs) Australia 75/1 (RR: 3.75)
MJ Clarke    17* (46b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-9-0
SR Watson    24* (38b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-1-0

20.1

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

20.2

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, 1 run, short and wide outside off stump, Clarke cuts off the back foot towards the fielder on the sweeper boundary

20.3

Abdur Razzak to Watson, 1 run, Watson stays in his crease to a full ball and works it off his pads towards square leg

20.4

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, no run, flat and full on middle and leg stump, Clarke moves forward to play the ball towards midwicket

20.5

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

20.6

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, 1 run, the quicker ball is a bit short on off stump, giving Clarke enough to to move back and cut through cover point

End of over 21 (3 runs) Australia 78/1 (RR: 3.71)
MJ Clarke    19* (51b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-4-0
SR Watson    25* (39b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-9-0

21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, Shakib angles the ball into the right-hander with a round-arm action, Clarke defends towards the bowler

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke works the ball behind square for a single

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, no run, Watson strides forward to defend and gets a thick inside edge on to the front pad, Shakib appeals for lbw

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Watson, 1 run, pulled off the back foot to deep midwicket

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, bowled quickly through the air outside off, Clarke thrusts his pad outside the line of off stump and pads the ball away

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, 1 run, fuller and slower outside off, Clarke drives towards long-off on the front foot

End of over 22 (3 runs) Australia 81/1 (RR: 3.68)
MJ Clarke    21* (55b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-12-0
SR Watson    26* (41b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-4-0

22.1

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, 1 run, Razzak drops short and spins the ball away from the right-hander, giving Clarke room to cut towards the boundary

22.2

Abdur Razzak to Watson, no run, played towards point

22.3

Abdur Razzak to Watson, 1 run, Watson moves back in his crease and cuts the ball hard towards the fielder in the deep

22.4

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, no run, Clarke lets the ball go, that pitched close to off stump and turned away from the right-hander

22.5

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, 1 run, pushed towards the right of the fielder at mid-on for a single

22.6

Abdur Razzak to Watson, no run, huge appeal for leg before! Watson went back to a flat and quicker ball and tried to work it off his pads through the leg side, he missed and got hit on the pad, that looked close, that pitched on leg stump, and hit him in front of middle stump, that's plumb, absolutely plumb but umpire Saheba says not out

End of over 23 (3 runs) Australia 84/1 (RR: 3.65)
SR Watson    27* (44b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-7-0
MJ Clarke    23* (58b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-12-0

23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, bowled full on middle stump, driven off the front foot through midwicket

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, pushed towards midwicket

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, defended towards cover on the front foot

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot, Clarke came down the track and adjusted his shot

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, OUT, Watson's gone now! Clarke pushed the ball slowly off the front foot towards mid-on and called for the single, Watson was hesitant, Clarke powered through for the run but Watson's response was late, Mortaza picked up and threw towards the batsman's end where Dhiman Ghosh broke the stumps with Watson miles short

SR Watson run out 27 (113m 44b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.36

Bangaldesh will feel justice has been done after the lbw shout against Watson was turned down.

Michael Hussey is the new batsman.

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, he gets off the mark by pulling a shorter ball off the back foot towards deep square leg

End of over 24 (1 run) Australia 85/2 (RR: 3.54)
MEK Hussey    1* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-13-0
MJ Clarke    23* (63b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-7-0

24.1

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, bowled flat through the air from over the wicket, hussey moves back an defends on the leg side

24.2

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey moves back and nudges the ball off his pads towards short fine leg

24.3

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, tossed up on middle stump, Hussey moves forward and defends to the bowler

24.4

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey uses the angle into him to hit the ball towards midwicket

24.5

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, bowled quickly through the air on off stump, defended off the back foot towards the off

24.6

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey stays back and plays the ball towards point, that's the first maiden over of the innings

End of over 25 (maiden) Australia 85/2 (RR: 3.40)
MEK Hussey    1* (7b)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-7-0
MJ Clarke    23* (63b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-13-0

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke comes down the track to loft the ball over the leg side but gets a thick outside edge over extra cover, the ball falls safely past the in-field

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot on the leg side

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, OUT, another mix-up and another run-out! Clarke pushes the ball off the front foot towards cover point, he begins to go for the single but hesitates, he sees Hussey coming and continues to run, Kapali runs in from point, picks the ball up cleanly and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end, no need for the third umpire, Clarke's struggle is over

MJ Clarke run out 25 (75m 66b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.87

David Hussey is the new batsman.

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pushed through midwicket for a single

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to DJ Hussey, no run, David moves back and defends towards the bowler

End of over 26 (3 runs) Australia 88/3 (RR: 3.38)
DJ Hussey    0* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-16-0
MEK Hussey    2* (9b)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-7-0

26.1

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Michael moves forward and uses the angle into him to drive the ball through the gap at midwicket

26.2

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, defended on the back foot towards midwicket

26.3

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, David moves on to the back foot and plays the ball towards point

26.4

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, defended to the bowler on the back foot

26.5

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, David moves out of his crease and hits the ball towards the fielder at midwicket

26.6

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, bowled fuller and slower through the air, David strides forward and blocks

End of over 27 (1 run) Australia 89/3 (RR: 3.29)
DJ Hussey    0* (6b)      Abdur Razzak    5-1-8-0
MEK Hussey    3* (10b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-16-0

27.1

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, defended on the front foot

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, driven down the ground towards long-on for a single

27.3

Shakib Al Hasan to DJ Hussey, 1 run, David gets on to the front foot and drives a flat ball through cover for one more

27.4

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, Michael waits on the back foot and plays the ball to cover

27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, no run, pushed off the front foot back towards the bowler

27.6

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, no run, bowled quickly through the air outside off stump, Michael stays in his crease and defends

End of over 28 (2 runs) Australia 91/3 (RR: 3.25)
MEK Hussey    4* (15b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-18-0
DJ Hussey    1* (7b)      Abdur Razzak    5-1-8-0

28.1

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, 1 run, David moves on to the back foot and cuts a flat ball through cover for a single

Shahadat has injured his hand, he's got some strapping on it and is not on the field.

28.2

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pushed off the front foot into the gap at cover point

28.3

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, tossed up on middle stump, driven towards mid-on

28.4

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, bowled slowly through the air on middle and leg, David moves back and defends towards the bowler

28.5

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, David moves back to cut but can't beat short third man

28.6

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, defended towards cover, the overs are zipping by now

End of over 29 (2 runs) Australia 93/3 (RR: 3.20)
DJ Hussey    2* (12b)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-10-0
MEK Hussey    5* (16b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-18-0

Ashraful has made a bowling change. Mahmudullah comes into the attack to bowl his offbreaks from round the wicket. Three men on the off and one on the leg in the circle.

29.1

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, no run, flat ball on off stump, defended on the back foot

29.2

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, 1 run, too straight this time and Michael works it off his pads towards the leg side

Over the wicket to the right-hander.

29.3

Mahmudullah to DJ Hussey, no run, played towards the bowler off the back foot

29.4

Mahmudullah to DJ Hussey, 1 run, David leans forward and drives the ball towards wide mid-on

29.5

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, 1 run, that's a risky single! Michael pushes the ball with soft hands towards cover point and calls for the single, David responds without hesitation, Michael sprints down the pitch but the fielder gets to the ball extremely quickly, he throws the ball at the bowler's end but misses, a direct hit and Michael would have been short

29.6

Mahmudullah to DJ Hussey, 1 run, played through midwicket for a single

End of over 30 (4 runs) Australia 97/3 (RR: 3.23)
DJ Hussey    4* (15b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-4-0
MEK Hussey    7* (19b)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-10-0

30.1

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, pushed off the back foot to mid-on

30.2

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, David comes down the track, Razzak sees him coming and spins the shorter ball away from the right-hander, David tries to pull from wide outside off but mis-times it

30.3

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, no run, played towards mid on

30.4

Abdur Razzak to DJ Hussey, 1 run, played through midwicket for one more

30.5

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, tossed up on off stump, Michael moves forward and defends towards square leg

30.6

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, bowled slowly through the air on off stump, defended on the back foot towards the off side

The spinners are keeping the pressure on the batsman, they've bowled precious few loose balls.

End of over 31 (1 run) Australia 98/3 (RR: 3.16)
MEK Hussey    7* (21b)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-11-0
DJ Hussey    5* (19b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-4-0

31.1

Mahmudullah to DJ Hussey, 1 run, David moves back and across and works a flat ball through square leg, he hit that from offstump

31.2

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, no run, Michael leans forward and drives a flighted ball to cover

31.3

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, no run, defended on the leg side off the front foot

31.4

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, Michael leans forward and paddles the ball towards fine leg to bring up Australia's 100, it's taken them a while to get there

31.5

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, no run, bowled flat and straight, Michael defends on the front foot

31.6

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, no run, defended solidly with bat close to front pad

End of over 32 (3 runs) Australia 101/3 (RR: 3.15)
MEK Hussey    9* (26b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-7-0
DJ Hussey    6* (20b)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-11-0

Ashraful has brought a medium-pacer into the attack, it'll be Farhad Reza. A bit surprising considering the spinners were right on top of the batsmen.

32.1

Farhad Reza to DJ Hussey, 1 run, good length angling into off stump, driven off the front foot through cover

32.2

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, no run, good length on middle and off stump, Michael stays on the back foot and defends towards point

There hasn't been a boundary scored since the 14th over.

32.3

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, width offered outside off stump, and Michael stays on the back foot and cuts the ball hard through point

32.4

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, no run, driven off the front foot to cover

32.5

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, quick single taken, Michael drops the ball with soft hands just behind the stumps and calls his brother through for the single, David responds and makes his ground even though Dhiman reaches the ball and hits the stumps direct

32.6

Farhad Reza to DJ Hussey, 1 run, short of a length outside off, driven off the back foot towards cover

End of over 33 (5 runs) Australia 106/3 (RR: 3.21)
DJ Hussey    8* (22b)      Farhad Reza    6-0-20-1
MEK Hussey    12* (30b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-7-0

The batsmen were far more comfortable in the last over which was bowled by a fast bowler as opposed to a spinner. Mahmudullah will continue with his offbreaks.

33.1

Mahmudullah to DJ Hussey, no run, tossed up on off stump, driven back to the bowler

33.2

Mahmudullah to DJ Hussey, 1 run, full toss on off stump, David moves forward and hits the ball through midwicket, there's a fielder in the deep

33.3

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Michael sweeps the ball towards short fine leg, more of a top edge but it falls safe

33.4

Mahmudullah to DJ Hussey, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards midwicket

33.5

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, no run, bowled flatter through the air outside off stump, Michael moves back and cuts towards point

33.6

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, no run, Michael steps out of the crease and plays the ball towards midwicket

End of over 34 (3 runs) Australia 109/3 (RR: 3.20)
MEK Hussey    13* (33b)      Mahmudullah    3-0-10-0
DJ Hussey    10* (25b)      Farhad Reza    6-0-20-1

The mandatory ball change has taken place. The replacement looks rather white for a 34-over old ball but that's the idea.

34.1

Farhad Reza to DJ Hussey, 1 run, Reza pitches on a good length and angles the ball into the right-hander, David drives off the front foot through cover

34.2

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, no run, fuller length on middle and off, Michael strides forward and drives towards cover, both batsman looking fluent against the medium-pacer

34.3

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards mid-off, Michael calls for the quick single

34.4

Farhad Reza to DJ Hussey, OUT, that's the third run out! Fantastic fielding! David charges down the track and hits the short of a length ball hard towards mid-off with a flat bat, he sets off for the single immediately but the ball was travelling towards mid-off quickly, Ashraful sprints towards it, picks up, and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end, umpire Saheba calls for the third umpire but David isn't waiting, he's walking off

DJ Hussey run out 11 (35m 27b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.74

Bangladesh's bowlers haven't picked up many wickets but they've kept the batsmen tied down on a slow pitch and, most importantly, they've been backed up by their fielders.

Brad Haddin is the new batsman.

34.5

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey waits on the back foot and plays the ball towards point

34.6

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, played towards midwicket for a single, he will keep strike

End of over 35 (3 runs) Australia 112/4 (RR: 3.20)
MEK Hussey    15* (37b)      Farhad Reza    7-0-23-1
BJ Haddin    0* (0b)      Mahmudullah    3-0-10-0

Ashraful's brought Shahadat back into the attack.

35.1

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, too full outside off stump, Hussey leans forward and drives through cover to the fielder in the deep

35.2

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, no run, good length delivery slanting across the left-hander from over the wicket, Hussey opens the face and plays the ball to point

35.3

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, 1 run, driven off the front foot through cover for a single

35.4

Shahadat Hossain to Haddin, no run, bowled full, nearly into the block hole, Haddin stays in his crease and defends on the off side

35.5

Shahadat Hossain to Haddin, 5 wides, Shahadat's radar's gone haywire, he sprays the ball wide down leg side, Dhiman has no chance, that's the first boundary since the 14th over, five wides, terrible ball

35.5

Shahadat Hossain to Haddin, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards third man

35.6

Shahadat Hossain to MEK Hussey, no run, good length delivery angling across the left-hander from just outside off stump, Hussey lets it go

End of over 36 (9 runs) Australia 121/4 (RR: 3.36)
MEK Hussey    18* (41b)      Shahadat Hossain    6-0-37-0
BJ Haddin    1* (2b)      Farhad Reza    7-0-23-1

36.1

Farhad Reza to Haddin, no run, driven on the front foot towards cover

36.2

Farhad Reza to Haddin, no run, good length on off stump, Haddin stays in his crease, gets behind the line, and defends on the off side

36.3

Farhad Reza to Haddin, no run, defended back towards the bowlers on the back foot

36.4

Farhad Reza to Haddin, no run, Haddin defends the ball back to the bowler, Reza fields and throws the ball back at the batsman's end, Haddin has his back turned and the ball strikes his bat, he looks for the single but Hussey says no

36.5

Farhad Reza to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin mis-times the shot to mid-off which allows him to complete the quick single

36.6

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, no run, the slower ball on off stump, Hussey moves forward and defends on the off side

End of over 37 (1 run) Australia 122/4 (RR: 3.29)
MEK Hussey    18* (42b)      Farhad Reza    8-0-24-1
BJ Haddin    2* (7b)      Shahadat Hossain    6-0-37-0

Right, Ashraful's turned to his spinners again. Shakib's back for his second spell, he has three to go.

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, Haddin steps out to a flat ball and defends towards the off side

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, this time Haddin stays in his crease and plays the ball back to the bowler

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, Haddin tries to drive but can't get it away, he hits it to the bowler

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, 1 run, played towards point for a quick single

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long-on

37.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, flat ball on middle and off stump, played off the back foot towards the off side

End of over 38 (2 runs) Australia 124/4 (RR: 3.26)
BJ Haddin    3* (12b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-20-0
MEK Hussey    19* (43b)      Farhad Reza    8-0-24-1

They are playing Eye of the Tiger at the ground, presumably to pump up the batsmen?

38.1

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves back and works a flat ball off his pads towards midwicket

38.2

Mahmudullah to Haddin, 1 run, bowled flat through the air on off and middle, Haddin walks across his crease and plays the ball through square leg

38.3

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Hussey moves forward and drives the ball towards long-on for a single

38.4

Mahmudullah to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin moves outside the line of off stump and dabs a flat ball towards third man

38.5

Mahmudullah to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves back and pushes the ball with soft hands towards midwicket for another single

38.6

Mahmudullah to Haddin, no run, cut off the back foot towards short third man

End of over 39 (5 runs) Australia 129/4 (RR: 3.30)
BJ Haddin    5* (15b)      Mahmudullah    4-0-15-0
MEK Hussey    22* (46b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-20-0

It's Bon Jovi's turn on the PA system, they're playing Living on a prayer during the break between overs.

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves forward and pushes the ball towards midwicket for a single

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, Haddin stays on his crease and defends towards midwicket

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, 1 run, he's hit that nicely, Haddin uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives firmly down the ground

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pulled towards midwicket for a single

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Haddin, no run, Haddin comes out of his crease but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, he defends on the off side

39.6

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

End of over 40 (3 runs) Australia 132/4 (RR: 3.30)
BJ Haddin    6* (19b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-23-0
MEK Hussey    24* (48b)      Mahmudullah    4-0-15-0

"Exactly how slow is this pitch? No wonder the Darwin fans don't want to come to the game, the Oz team are playing like it is Test cricket and the Bangladesh batsmen, I assume, will bat like headless chickens again. Hardly appetising," says Lou.

It is a pretty slow pitch, the ball isn't coming on to the bat. Marsh found it hard to drive even against the new ball.

Mortaza's back for another spell.

40.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey comes down the pitch, Mortaza sees him coming and shortens his length, Hussey ends up defending

40.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, played with soft hands towards point for a quick single

40.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Haddin, no run, Haddin comes out of his crease to hit the ball through the off side, the length is short and he can't beat the infield

40.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Haddin, 1 run, tight line and length on off stump, Haddin pushes the ball towards mid-off and sprints for the single, the fielder at mid-off hits the stumps direct at the bowler's end but Haddin dives full length to make his crease

40.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, played behind point off the back foot or a single

40.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin moves back in his crease and plays the ball towards midwicket, he sets off for the single and loses his bat as he reaches the non-striker's end

End of over 41 (4 runs) Australia 136/4 (RR: 3.31)
BJ Haddin    8* (22b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-25-0
MEK Hussey    26* (51b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-23-0

Australia will reach 190 if they score at six an over from here on. They haven't scored a boundary since the 14th over.

41.1

Abdur Razzak to Haddin, no run, Haddin comes out of his crease but gets beaten in the flight, he tries to work the ball on the leg side but gets hit on the pad

41.2

Abdur Razzak to Haddin, 1 run, played towards long on for a single

41.3

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, FOUR, there's the boundary! The first since the 14th over! Hussey fishes out the reverse sweep and hits the ball from outside off stump past short third man

41.4

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey nudges the ball on the leg side for a single

41.5

Abdur Razzak to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin takes a step forward and pushes the ball towards the off side, Razzak moves to his left and dives but the ball gets past him to allow the batsmen to run the single

41.6

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, Hussey defends on the back foot

End of over 42 (7 runs) Australia 143/4 (RR: 3.40)
MEK Hussey    31* (54b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-1-18-0
BJ Haddin    10* (25b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-25-0

"Why don't the aussies just have a crack now? With Hussey and Haddin in now and Hopes and White to follow they may as well go for it. It would be a shame if a low score was posted and talented batsmen remained in the shed," says Seb.

42.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Haddin, FOUR, Haddin's having a crack now, he charges and backs away to the leg side to create enough width to cut the ball through backward point for four

42.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Haddin, 1 run, driven off the front foot to long on for a single

42.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey comes forward and pushes a good length ball towards long off

42.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Haddin, no run, Haddin misses out on a full toss on middle and leg stump, he stays in his crease and hits it to midwicket

42.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Haddin, no run, the slower ball on middle stump, Haddin stays in his crease and plays it to midwicket

42.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Haddin, 1 run, short of a length on middle stump, Haddin comes forward and tries to play the ball on the leg side, he doesn't make proper contact but gets a single, Australia reach 150

End of over 43 (7 runs) Australia 150/4 (RR: 3.48)
BJ Haddin    16* (30b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-32-0
MEK Hussey    32* (55b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-1-18-0

43.1

Abdur Razzak to Haddin, OUT, caught! Haddin's hit it straight to cover! He backs away to make room to hit over the off side, the flighted delivery dips and turns away from the right-hander, Haddin ends up driving away from his body and chips an easy catch to Kapali

BJ Haddin c Alok Kapali b Abdur Razzak 16 (45m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.61

Cameron White is the new batsman.

43.2

Abdur Razzak to White, no run, White strides forward to a flat ball on off and middle and defends

43.3

Abdur Razzak to White, no run, White moves forward once again and defends

43.4

Abdur Razzak to White, no run, what a terrific ball! It was flighted on middle stump and drew White forward, the ball beat him in flight and spun past the outside edge of his front-foot defence, Dhiman whipped off the bails but White's toe was grounded

43.5

Abdur Razzak to White, 1 run, swept behind square and White's off the mark

43.6

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, nudged towards square leg off the front foot for a quick single

End of over 44 (2 runs) Australia 152/5 (RR: 3.45)
MEK Hussey    33* (56b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    9-1-20-1
CL White    1* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-32-0

44.1

Shakib Al Hasan to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey gets down on one knee and sweeps the ball powerfully in front of square to the fielder in the deep

44.2

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, Dhiman appeals for a catch, Shakib spun a flat ball past the outside edge of White's forward defence

44.3

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, White plants his front foot forward and has a mighty slog across the line, he gets beaten by one that keeps low

44.4

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

44.5

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, White tries to defend on the front foot but the ball once again spins away from the right-hander and beats the bat

44.6

Shakib Al Hasan to White, 1 run, swept down towards long log

End of over 45 (2 runs) Australia 154/5 (RR: 3.42)
CL White    2* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-25-0
MEK Hussey    34* (57b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    9-1-20-1

Five overs remain, Razzak prepares to bowl his last.

45.1

Abdur Razzak to White, no run, White moves his front foot outside the line of off stump and tries to sweep, he misses and gets hit on the pad, Razzak appeals but that was missing off

45.2

Abdur Razzak to White, no run, cut off the back foot towards point

45.3

Abdur Razzak to White, 1 run, bowled flat, fast and short by Razzak, White plays the paddle shot towards deep backward square leg

45.4

Abdur Razzak to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey gets on to the front foot and nudges the ball towards cover point for a single

45.5

Abdur Razzak to White, no run, tossed up on middle and off stump, White lunges forward and blocks

45.6

Abdur Razzak to White, no run, loud appeal for lbw as White misses the sweep, he got hit on the pad and the ball went towards the off side

End of over 46 (2 runs) Australia 156/5 (RR: 3.39)
CL White    3* (14b)      Abdur Razzak    10-1-22-1
MEK Hussey    35* (58b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-25-0

Four overs to go, can Bangladesh finish strongly and keep Australia to around 190? Reza's back for another spell. Both Razzak and Shakib have finished their quotas.

46.1

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Hussey drives off the front foot to long-off

The keeper is standing up to the stumps.

46.2

Farhad Reza to White, SIX, he's smashed that! White backs away to make a bit of room, gets under a length ball, and pulls it high and far over deep midwicket, that's the first six of the innings

46.3

Farhad Reza to White, FOUR, he's stepping on it now, White lofts another length ball powerfully towards wide long-on, the ball bounces just inside the boundary

46.4

Farhad Reza to White, 1 run, White tries to hit another ball down the ground by backing away but gets an inside edge on the leg side

46.5

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, no run, bowled full into the block hole, excellent ball, Hussey can't do much but defend on the off side

46.6

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, Hussey moves toward leg and hits the ball towards long-on

That was the most expensive over of the innings, 13 runs off it.

End of over 47 (13 runs) Australia 169/5 (RR: 3.59)
MEK Hussey    37* (61b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    9-0-37-1
CL White    14* (17b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    10-1-22-1

Mortaza's back into the bowling attack.

47.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves forward and towards leg to make room, Mortaza bowls it in the block hole, Hussey squeezes it out towards third man

47.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to White, 1 run, dropped, White backs away and hits the ball flat towards long-on, he didn't quite get under the ball and therefore didn't get the elevation, Reza runs in and dives forward but can't hold on, how costly will that prove?

47.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey backs away and lofts the ball over wide mid-on, the ball falls safely in the outfield

47.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to White, 1 run, the low full toss on middle stump, White backs away towards leg and drives the ball towards point for a single

47.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, excellent ball, right up there in the block hole, Hussey plays towards midwicket for one more

47.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to White, 1 run, the full length doesn't give White the necessary space to free his arms, he ends up driving towards long-on

End of over 48 (6 runs) Australia 175/5 (RR: 3.64)
CL White    17* (20b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-38-0
MEK Hussey    40* (64b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    9-0-37-1

Two overs to go, White's going to go after Reza again.

48.1

Farhad Reza to White, 1 run, Reza keeps it right up in the block hole, White can't get under that, he pushes the ball back towards the non-striker, Reza tries to stop it with his boot but fails

48.2

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey steps out to a low full toss and drives the ball through extra cover, the long-off fielder moves quickly to his right to prevent the second

48.3

Farhad Reza to White, 2 runs, White drives the ball hard back at the bowler who stops it with the boot, the ball bounces towards cover and the batsmen run the single, Ashraful hits the stumps at the batsman's end and they run the extra run off the rebound

48.4

Farhad Reza to White, 1 run, White backs away to hit the ball down the ground but gets an inside edge that falls near his boot, they run another quick single

48.5

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, no run, Reza bowls it in the block hole and Hussey plays it towards the off side, Reza limps as he runs across to field, he has a problem either with his knee or ankle

48.6

Farhad Reza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, full ball and Hussey drives towards long-off for a single

End of over 49 (6 runs) Australia 181/5 (RR: 3.69)
MEK Hussey    42* (67b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    10-0-43-1
CL White    21* (23b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-38-0

Reza's gone off the field. Mortaza will bowl the final over of the innings.

49.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, Hussey charges down the track and swings a full toss towards wide long-on, he was cramped for room as he played the shot

49.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 1 run, he steps out of his crease once again and drives a fuller ball towards long-off for one more, over to White

49.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to White, 1 run, White moves back in his crease to alter the length of a full ball, he gets under it and chips the ball in the air towards long-on, the ball falls well short of the fielder on the boundary

49.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, SIX, he's clobbered that! Hussey walks down the track and pulls a length ball with brute force over the deep midwicket boundary, the ball bounces off the roof of the stand, Hussey reaches his fifty with that shot

49.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 1 wide, the line is down leg side and Dhiman does superbly to dive to his right and make the save

49.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, full ball and Hussey drives down the ground, he's hit it straight enough, if not hard enough, to run two

49.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to MEK Hussey, FOUR, poor end to the innings from Bangladesh, Mortaza bowls a full toss, Hussey moves across his stumps to get inside the line and paddles the ball past short fine leg for four

1.05 pm: Bangladesh have restricted Australia to 198 for 5 on a slow pitch on which the ball has not come on to the bat. There was assistance from the spinners and the duo of Shakib and Razzak used it beautifully. Bangladesh's fielding - apart from two dropped catches - was sharp and they pulled off three run-outs to slow down Australia's top order.

Australia have batted 50 overs and scored less than 200 only 26 times. They've won 11 of those matches, says Travis Basevi. It is also only the second time a team has batted the 50 overs in the first innings and scored less than 200 and only lost five wickets.

However, the Bangladesh batsmen have been dismissed for 74 and 117 in the previous two games so they'll have to score their highest total of the series to win this one. It is most certainly their best opportunity. I'll be back at 1.45 pm for their run-chase.

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End of over 50 (17 runs) Australia 198/5
MEK Hussey    57* (72b 2x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-0-55-0
CL White    22* (24b 1x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    10-0-43-1
Series Results
Australia v Bangladesh at Darwin - Sep 6, 2008
Australia won by 73 runs
Australia v Bangladesh at Darwin - Sep 3, 2008
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 164 balls remaining)
Australia v Bangladesh at Darwin - Aug 30, 2008
Australia won by 180 runs
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Australia celebrate with the trophy after beating Bangladesh 3-0, Australia v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Darwin, September 6, 2008

Australia celebrate with the trophy after beating Bangladesh 3-0

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Sep 6, 2008

Michael Hussey deserved his half-century - and Australia needed it, Australia v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Darwin, September 6, 2008

Michael Hussey deserved his half-century - and Australia needed it

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