Player of the Match
Player of the Match
581dThe Bulletin by Daniel Brettig in Mirpur

Watson powers Australia to series win

Shane Watson knocked Bangladesh's bowlers senseless with a world record tally of sixes as the Australians galloped to a nine-wicket victory in the second limited overs match in Mirpur

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
SR Watson
185(96) 15x4 - 15x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 50 runs
  • 3x4 - 6x6
8 4 25 13 11 5 45 74
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim
81(80) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 26 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
7 4 15 11 13 12 2 17

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
MG Johnson
O10
M0
R54
W3
Eco5.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SPD Smith
SPD Smith
O7
M0
R34
W2
Eco4.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 2-0

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

11 April 2011 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: George Binoy

END OF OVER:
26 | 16 Runs | AUS: 232/1 | RR: 8.92

  • Ricky Ponting37 (42b)
  • Shane Watson185 (96b)
  • Rubel Hossain6-0-57-0
  • Abdur Razzak7-0-58-0

Watson also scored the most runs in boundaries in an ODI innings. The previous record was Herschelle Gibbs's 126 runs in boundaries during his 175 in Johannesburg in 2006.

Watson scored 185 off 96 balls, out of a total of 232. 80% of the runs. "Made my job easy," Ponting tells Neo Sports. "Just had to get a single to give him strike. No one expected it to get over that fast. I have been lucky to play with some great players, Watto has played some great innings ... this was an amazing innings. Some of those sixes would have cleared any boundary in the world. Probably won't sink into us for a while how good that was ..."

This is also the highest score by an Australian in an ODI. Beating Hayden's 181 against New Zealand.

Shakib looks a little shell shocked at the presentation ceremony. "He batted really well, all the credit goes to him ... We put on a reasonable total, but the way he batted ... when we started with spinners the ball was coming on to the bat nicely, by the time the ball stopped coming on to the bat he was well set and hitting everything."

Clarke: "That's probably the best innings I've seen. Hit the ball so cleanly from the start today ... full credit to Watto." Clarke's also happy with the way his spinners bowled.

Shane Watson is the Man of the Match. Obviously. "Nice day today," he says with a smile. "Everything came off and a little bit of luck as well." Was the sixes record planned? "I had no idea, I was pretty tired and didn't want to run too much. Was pretty hot and humid so I tried to limit my running and it worked out nicely. The ball didn't turn too much today ... made it easier to execute."

That's it from us at ESPNcricinfo for the moment, join us day after tomorrow for the final game of this series. Did I mention that Australia have won it 2-0? I'm off to watch happy animated movies after this violence. Thank you for all your emails today. Cheers.

25.6
4
Rubel Hossain to Ponting, FOUR runs, Ponting has his moment in Watson's sun, pulling the ball through backward square to score the winning runs. Bangladesh's torment is over.

Come on Ponting, leave the winning runs to Watto.

25.5
1
Rubel Hossain to Watson, 1 run, mis-hit through midwicket for a single
25.4
6
Rubel Hossain to Watson, SIX runs, well he's got his 15th!! This time with a cool swing through the line, lofting the ball straight over the fielder on the long-on boundary
25.3
4
Rubel Hossain to Watson, FOUR runs, full toss on middle and leg stump, Watson fails to hit his 15th, managing to swing it through square leg for a measly four.
25.2
0
Rubel Hossain to Watson, no run, full ball outside off, Watson chops own on it and plays towards point
25.1
1
Rubel Hossain to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting drives straight down the ground for a single
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