ICC World Twenty20 - 11th match, Group A

Australia v Bangladesh

Australia won by 27 runs

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, case of ball hitting the bat! Good signs for the tournament, this pitch is nice and quick. mashrafe bangs it in short of a length and Clarke hangs back and defends to the off side

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Clarke, no run, good finish to the over, short of a length again with a little shape away from Clarke and good carry. The Aussie captain makes the right decision - do nothing

Australia 21/1   MJ Clarke 0* (2b)

3.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, speared into the right hander, who defended it straight

3.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, shortens the length marginally, he gets forward and defends

3.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run, some turn on offer, squared Clarke up as he looked to turn it to the leg side and hit his pads.

3.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, SIX, wallop! Clarke dictates terms to his opposite number in authoritative fashion. Down the track, inside out, with the spin straight over long off. Beautiful shot that

Australia 27/2   MJ Clarke 6* (6b 1x6)

4.3

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, no run, short of a length again outside off cut away to cover

4.4

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, no run

4.5

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, 1 run, well run, tight line on leg turning to middle, defended to the leg side and they steal a single

Australia 29/2   MJ Clarke 7* (9b 1x6)

5.2

Shafiul Islam to Clarke, 1 run, driven down to mid off this time and well run for a quick single. They took on the fielder this time

5.4

Shafiul Islam to Clarke, no run, angles in again, from outside off on to leg and Clarke can't do much with it as he looks to work it away into the leg side

5.5

Shafiul Islam to Clarke, 1 run, oooh, another tight single and I dare say a direct hit could have had them sweating. Good length again, short of a length and he could not time the cover drive. It went straight to cover, but the fielder could not get in a good throw

Australia 34/2   MJ Clarke 9* (12b 1x6)

6.5

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, no run, big turn, ripping across the batsman who stayed back and defended

6.6

Abdur Razzak to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke comes down the track this time and flicks it to mid on.

Australia 39/3   MJ Clarke 10* (14b 1x6)

7.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Clarke, 1 run, big spinner first up, but short of a length, he gets it down behind square on the leg side

7.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Clarke, 1 run, similar shot, comes down the track and plays to mid on

Australia 43/3   MJ Clarke 12* (16b 1x6)

8.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, 2 runs, pitched up on leg stump, comes down the track and flicks to midwicket

8.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, 1 run, and again, similar line and length, played in identical fashion to midwicket

8.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Clarke, no run

Australia 49/3   MJ Clarke 15* (19b 1x6)

9.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Clarke, 1 run, jumps out and gets to the pitch this time, drives powerfully down the ground

9.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Clarke, OUT, the skipper is gone! Australia are stuttering here, and Clarke's played an unnecessary shot to give his wicket away. Pitched up on off stump, Clarke was out of his crease and looked to loft it over long off, but did not hit it well enough to clear the ropes. It went straight to the fielder in the outfield

MJ Clarke c Jahurul Islam b Mohammad Ashraful 16 (27m 21b 0x4 1x6) SR: 76.19

Australia 52/4   MJ Clarke 16 (21b 1x6)
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Photos

May 5, 2010

Mashrafe Mortaza walks across and loses his off stump to Ryan Harris, Australia v Bangladesh, Group A, ICC World Twenty20, Barbados, May 5, 2010

Mashrafe Mortaza walks across and loses his off stump to Ryan Harris

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May 5, 2010

Dirk Nannes was in top form with 4 for 18, Australia v Bangladesh, Group A, ICC World Twenty20, Barbados, May 5, 2010

Dirk Nannes was in top form with 4 for 18

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