At Darwin, August 6, 2003. Australia won by 112 runs. Toss: Australia.
Australia predictably swept the one-day series 3-0 with another convincing victory. Their sizable
total owed much to Ponting's 14th one-day century, which peculiarly contained four sixes but only
two fours. It was his 12th international century inside 12 months. Ponting and Bevan added 127
for the fifth wicket after Mohammad Rafiq, the left-arm spinner who was puzzlingly overlooked
for the Test matches, dismissed both openers, and Martyn - the only Darwin-born player to have
represented Australia - managed only a single in front of his home crowd. Australia's total proved
more than enough as Bangladesh slumped again. Alok Kapali dropped anchor, grafting to 49, but
there was no comeback from 36 for five as the others struggled against Harvey's patent, potent
mixture of slower balls and swinging yorkers.
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