Result
2nd ODI, Dhaka, Apr 11 2011, Australia tour of Bangladesh
229/7
(26/50 ov, target 230)
232/1
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 144 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Australia
2y
• The 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 
Scorer: S Balasubramanian
Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh229/7(50 overs)
Australia232/1(26 overs)
end of over 2616 runs
AUS: 232/1CRR: 8.92 
Ricky Ponting37 (42)
Shane Watson185 (96)
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
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
end of over 2522 runs
AUS: 216/1CRR: 8.64 • RRR: 0.56 • Need 14 from 24ov
Shane Watson174 (92)
Ricky Ponting32 (40)
Abdur Razzak7-0-58-0
Rubel Hossain5-0-41-0
24.6
6
Abdur Razzak to Watson, SIX runs
yawn. Watson gets down on one knee, swings his bat with the power of a superhuman, and hits his 14th six, over midwicket again, with a slog sweep. This is getting stale now. How about a reverse-sweep for six?
24.5
Abdur Razzak to Watson, no run
Watson aims for another leg-side boundary and misses
24.4
4
Abdur Razzak to Watson, FOUR runs
it's a disappointing four. Watson pulls with power into the gap between two people on the midwicket boundary
24.3
Abdur Razzak to Watson, no run
Watson pulls and misses this time. Getting beaten outside off stump

Well had Bangladesh scored a few more runs, I have no doubt that Watson would have gone past 200 today. He is unstoppable.

24.2
6
Abdur Razzak to Watson, SIX runs
and he's broken it. His 13th six. Again heaved over wide long-on. He takes the record for most sixes in an innings from Xavier Marshall. Bangladesh want this over with now
24.1
6
Abdur Razzak to Watson, SIX runs
Watson equals the world record for most sixes in an innings by heaving the ball over long-on. That's his 12th and he draws level with Xavier Marshall.

I'm getting so many angry emails directed at Oscar Wood from Sachin fans.

end of over 246 runs
AUS: 194/1CRR: 8.08 • RRR: 1.38 • Need 36 from 24ov
Shane Watson152 (86)
Ricky Ponting32 (40)
Rubel Hossain5-0-41-0
Mahmudullah1-0-9-0
23.6
1
Rubel Hossain to Watson, 1 run
a low full toss and Watson drives to long-off to keep strike
23.5
Rubel Hossain to Watson, no run
a yorker, and for once Watson has no option but to defend
23.4
1
Rubel Hossain to Ponting, 1 run
driven fluently off the front foot through cover, Ponting letting Watson do all the hard work!
23.3
1
Rubel Hossain to Watson, 1 run
Watson plonks that heavy foot forward and drills the ball down the ground to long off
23.2
2
Rubel Hossain to Watson, 2 runs
Watson aims for down the ground and unbelievably it doesn't come off. He slices it in the air over point to bring up his 150

"I wish Australia were chasing 400, then Watson could get 300, take that Sachin," says Oscar Wood.

23.1
1
Rubel Hossain to Ponting, 1 run
driven off the front foot through cover

Xavier Marshall holds the record for most sixes in an ODI innings - 12 v Canada. Watson has 11.

Best performances - batsmen
SR Watson
185 runs (96)
15 fours
15 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
sweep
50 runs
3 fours
6 sixes
8425131154574
Mushfiqur Rahim
81 runs (80)
9 fours
1 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
26 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
7415111312217
Best performances - bowlers
MG Johnson
O
10
M
0
R
54
W
3
Eco
5.40
SPD Smith
O
7
M
0
R
34
W
2
Eco
4.85
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Shane Watson
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 3150
Season2011
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 days11 April 2011 (50-over match)
Umpires
Sharfuddoula
Johan Cloete
TV Umpire
Nadir Shah
Reserve Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama