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Bangladesh v Australia, 2005-06

2007: Bangladesh v Australia, 2005-06

Nabila Ahmed

Bangladesh v Australia, 1st Test, Fatullah, 5th day

Heavy schedule backfired - Waugh

Apr 14, 2006: Steve Waugh has said that cramped scheduling had backfired after Australia escaped with a three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v Australia, 1st Test, Fatullah, 5th day

'It was a moral victory for us' - Bashar

Apr 14, 2006: A relieved Ricky Ponting praised his team's ability to enact come-from-behind victories after the great Test escape while his counterpart Habibul Bashar claimed moral victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Fatullah, 5th day

Peerless Ponting too good for Bangladesh

Apr 13, 2006: Ricky Ponting's splendid face-saving century at Fatullah was his ninth in 14 Tests

Dileep Premachandran

Australia v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Fatullah, 5th day

Snatching away a slice of history

Apr 13, 2006: Matthew Hayden showed how much he has changed, Ricky Ponting showed how much he hasn't but Bangladesh showed that Bangladesh will not back down so readily

The Verdict by Osman Samiuddin

Bangladesh v Australia, 1st Test, Fatullah, 4th day

Bashar says his run-out was 'pathetic'

Apr 13, 2006: Habibul Bashar has said that his run-out in the second innings was the most `pathetic' episode of his career and admitted that Bangladesh were yet to learn how to sustain their performance in the second innings

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Fatullah, 5th day

Brilliant Ponting seals the deal

Apr 13, 2006: Ricky Ponting held his nerve to take Australia to a three-wicket victory over Bangladesh shortly after lunch on the final day

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Australia v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Fatullah, 4th day

When greatness scrapped

Apr 12, 2006: Matthew Hayden showed how much he has changed, Ricky Ponting showed how much he hasn't but Bangladesh showed that Bangladesh will not back down so readily

The Verdict by Osman Samiuddin

Australia v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Fatullah, 4th day

Australia close in on victory despite Rafique

Apr 12, 2006: A match which Australia were expected to wrap inside three days hung in the balance after four, as Bangladesh fought back gallantly after being outplayed for most of the day

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Australia v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Fatullah, 3rd day

Vulnerable Aussies left with much to do

Apr 11, 2006: Ricky Ponting's time in charge of Australia has been an unusual one. He has become arguably the best batsman in the world but his captaincy has been questioned which, for an Australian captain since Allan Border's early years, is rare

The Verdict by Osman Samiuddin

Australia v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Fatullah, 3rd day

Australia fight back on tense day

Apr 11, 2006: Adam Gilchrist sounded the charge and the bowlers finally came to the party as Australia clawed their way back into this Test match

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Australia v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Fatullah, 2nd day

The zest of youth lifts Bangladesh to new heights

Apr 10, 2006: Even now this doesn't seem real. For two days there has been just one team in this Test match. Bangladesh have done everything asked of them and more to manoeuvre themselves into a winning position

Rabeed Imam

Australia v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Fatullah, 2nd day

Bangladesh apply the pressure on fantastic day

Apr 10, 2006: Bangladesh enjoyed their most thrilling day of Test cricket as they racked up 427, grabbed six Australian wickets, and allowed every Bangladeshi fan to dream beyond Sophia Gardens 2005

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Bangladesh v Australia, 1st Test, Fatullah, 1st day

350 runs in a day against Australia is no joke - Nafees

Apr 10, 2006: The man responsible for Bangladesh's dream day out, Shariar Nafees, revealed that "playing against the world's best attack" was his inspiration

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Fatullah, 1st day

A day to savour for Bangladesh

Apr 9, 2006: The first day of Test cricket at Fatullah produced a quite remarkable batting performance from the home side, with Shahriar Nafees being the standout performer

S Rajesh

April 9-13, 2006

Bangladesh v Australia, 1st Test, Fatullah

Apr 9, 2006: Match home, Bangladesh v Australia, 1st Test, Fatullah

Australia v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Fatullah, 1st day

Nafees leads Bangladesh's magnificent charge

Apr 9, 2006: Shahriar Nafees's brilliant maiden Test hundred gave Australia a rude awakening and Bangladesh their most promising start to a Test match on the first day at Fatulllah

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter
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Tour Results
Bangladesh v Australia at Fatullah - Apr 28, 2006
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 164 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Australia at Fatullah - Apr 26, 2006
Australia won by 67 runs
Bangladesh v Australia at Chittagong - Apr 23, 2006
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Australia at Chittagong - Apr 16-20, 2006
Australia won by an innings and 80 runs
Bangladesh v Australia at Fatullah - Apr 9-13, 2006
Australia won by 3 wickets
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