Player of the Match
Player of the Match
329dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Clarke century sets up Australia's 60-run win

Michael Clarke passed his first test as Australia's full-time captain, leading from the front with a century before his bowlers backed up the effort to complete a 60-run win over Bangladesh

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
MJ Clarke
101(111) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 32 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 1 11 8 9 9 24 39
Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
62(89) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 25 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 3 3 12 15 10 4 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Sohrawordi Shuvo
O8
M0
R44
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza
O9
M0
R65
W2
Eco7.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

9 April 2011 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

END OF OVER:
50 | 12 Runs | BDESH: 210/5 (61 runs required, RR: 4.20)

  • Mahmudullah28 (31b)
  • Mushfiqur Rahim44 (58b)
  • Steven Smith7-0-41-1
  • Shane Watson8-0-35-0

That will be all from us for this game. You can catch all the action from the IPL here. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off along with Gopi Rangarajan. Cheers.

Hang on for the presentation, folks.

Michael Clarke, also the Man of the Match: "Pretty happy. Wicket was quite slow, but once you got in, it was a good wicket to bat. I thought we hung in there, they have got lots of spinners, they have a lot of talent. Our execution could improve. We are not bowling the yorker often enough, very happy to make a 100 today."

Shakib Al Hasan: "We did not bowl well. You cannot chase 270 in this wicket. The ball was keeping low, it was hard to chase. We haven't had a good time at the World Cup, and hopefully we will do well next time. We have to stick together, and keep executing our plans. tamim batted sensibly, did not take many chances, that is what we want from him, may be he will learn from his mistakes and convert his 50s in to 100s."

Irfan: "Look at the brighter side for Bangladesh, Aussies lost 7 wickets in 50 overs and Bangladesh lost only 5."

Sajib: "Call me nuts, but 58 is more acceptable to me than 210, if some intention for winning is there."

Nahim: "Shakib is going to take a 'lot of positives' from this game at the press conference."

Priyam: "Finally the torture for Bangladeshi fans ends... at least for today. Wonder what excuse Shakib will come up with."

So Michael Clarke has a comprehensive win in his first win as official Australia captain. Bangladesh never attempted to go for the target after losing a couple of early wickets, and just went through the motions of playing out the 50 overs.

49.6
1
Smith to Mahmudullah, 1 run, tossed up delivery played out in front of covers, and that will be the end of this 'chase'
49.5
6
Smith to Mahmudullah, SIX runs, swatted over mid on, it was tossed up and he helped himself to an almighty heave
49.4
1
Smith to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, backs away and cuts this one turning away to sweeper cover
49.3
2
Smith to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, slogged away to deep midwicket
49.2
1
Smith to Mahmudullah, 1 run, stays in the crease and hammers a flighted full delivery to sweeper cover
49.1
1
Smith to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tossed up ball, lofted down the ground to long off

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
8Tamim IqbalImrul Kayes
1Shahriar NafeesTamim Iqbal
40Tamim IqbalRaqibul Hasan
67Shakib Al HasanTamim Iqbal
33Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
61MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim