Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.4 stunningly caught at first slip! The ball was pretty ordinary, on a length wide outside off, Tamim went after it, driving with power. He didn't make proper contact though and the thick outside edge flew at furious pace towards the left of Watson's head at first slip. Watson moved quickly, taking the catch with both hands. Made it look much simpler than it was. 9/1
    10.6 and his misery is over and this sets Bangladesh back. It was a short ball and Kayes attempted the first pull of the day. He tried to hit it from way way outside off though. It didn't come off and the top-edge flew high in the air towards the leg side where Watson took a simple catch. Bangladesh needed Kayes to kick on and anchor the innings after his excruciatingly slow start. He's gone now, after playing a rash shot. A new batsman will have to come in and get set all over again. 27/2
    26.6 that's a soft and silly shot from Nafees and it's undone the only bit of good cricket Bangladesh has played today. Smith flighted the ball and drew Nafees into the drive again. He ended up chipping it straight back to the bowler. One of the easier caught and bowled chances that was. 88/5
    11.4 bowled him. Bangladesh continue to sink. Hastings hits the pitch short of a length and seams the ball away from the right-hander after pitching around off and middle. Raqibul tries to defend but plays down the wrong line. The ball clips the top of off stump. 28/3
    20.5 bowled him! Smith flights the ball across the left-hander, drawing Shakib into the front-foot drive, the ball pitches and spins back into the batsman, finding the gap between bat and pad to hit the stumps 65/4
    not out
    43.2 lbw! A big wicket before the batting Powerplay. Watson bowled straight, wicket to wicket, Mahmudullah tried to play across the line, was beaten, hit on the pad, and was rather plumb. 167/6
    47.2 caught at cover! Shuvo backs away to a length delivery and tries to slap it over the infield, he doesn't get enough elevation and Smith takes the catch above his head 195/7
    not out
    10 (b 4, lb 1, nb 2, w 3)
    229/7 (50 Overs, RR: 4.58)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Tamim Iqbal, 1.4 ov), 2-27 (Imrul Kayes, 10.6 ov), 3-28 (Raqibul Hasan, 11.4 ov), 4-65 (Shakib Al Hasan, 20.5 ov), 5-88 (Shahriar Nafees, 26.6 ov), 6-167 (Mahmudullah, 43.2 ov), 7-195 (Sohrawordi Shuvo, 47.2 ov)
    B Lee1023703.70414101
    MG Johnson1005435.40358021
    JW Hastings602013.33191000
    SR Watson703515.00235000
    SPD Smith703424.85192010
    XJ Doherty1004404.40292000

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number


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

Match Notes

  • Watson's knock was one-off, says Nafees

    Shahriar Nafees, the Bangladesh batsman, has said Shane Watson's 185 was a once-in-a-lifetime innings, and his side can take positives out of Monday's match at the Shere Bangla Stadium

  • Master of the run-chase

    A spate of records fell by the wayside as Shane Watson unleashed his fury on the hapless bowlers. A look at some of the major landmarks from Watson's 96-ball unbeaten 185

  • Dizzy 201*, Watto 185*

    Jason Gillespie's is no longer the sole memorable performance by an Australian cricketer in Bangladesh

  • 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

  • Hosts haunted by Cup memories - Siddons

    Jamie Siddons said Bangladesh's timid attempt to chase Australia's 270 could have been due to the batsmen being haunted by memories of being shot out for 58 and 78 in the World Cup