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361dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale in Darwin

Australia fend off Tamim to earn clean sweep

Tamim Iqbal's one-man entertainment show was not enough to turn Darwin into Cardiff as Australia wrapped up a 3-0 cleansweep with a 73-run victory over Bangladesh

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
63(69) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 2 8 3 12 14 9 12
MEK Hussey
57(72) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 22 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 5 7 7 17 7 7 5

Best performances - Bowlers

JR Hopes
O5
M1
R30
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
SR Watson
O5
M0
R8
W2
Eco1.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 3-match series 3-0

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

6 September 2008 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

4.00 pm: Well Shahadat isn't coming out to bat. He had split his webbing while fielding so that is the end of the match and the series. Australia have swept it 3-0, a result that was expected at the start of the series.

However, Bangladesh will be left to reflect on another terrible batting performance. They had a real chance of victory after their spinners - backed up by outstanding fielding - had restricted Australia to 198 for 5. They even had one batsman - Tamim Iqbal - who got stuck in. However, Tamim needed some support from someone and nothing was forthcoming. The top-order batsmen - Ashraful in particular - threw their wickets away and the middle-order collapsed after Shakib was dismissed. Tamim was eventually dismissed for 63, trying to score all the runs on his own with wickets falling steadily at the other end.

Clark provided the early wickets for Australia and Hopes struck three blows to Bangladesh's middle order.

The Man of the Match is Tamim Iqbal. He timed the ball best on this slow pitch and, while he was batting with Shakib, Bangladesh had a solid chance.

The Player of the Series is Michael Hussey who scored 150 runs in three innings and was dismissed only once. So he's done a lot for his average!

That brings Bangladesh's tour of Australia to an end. Thank you for all your emails during the course of the series. On behalf of all the commentators during the series, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.

29.5
W
DJ Hussey to Abdur Razzak, OUT, the quicker one has done the trick! Hussey fires in the flat and fast one, and angles it into the left-hander, Razzak is beaten for pace and the ball skids past his defences and hits off stump, that's Hussey's first one-day international wicket

Abdur Razzak b DJ Hussey 14 (36m 36b 0x4 1x6) SR: 38.88

29.4
0
DJ Hussey to Abdur Razzak, no run, Razzak moves forward and drives towards cover but can't find the gap
29.3
0
DJ Hussey to Abdur Razzak, no run, bowled flat and straight by Hussey, Razzak defends on the front foot
29.2
0
DJ Hussey to Abdur Razzak, no run, Razzak waits in his crease and defends on the leg side
29.1
1
DJ Hussey to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, Mortaza moves forward and pushes a flat delivery into the gap at cover point

END OF OVER:
29 | 7 Runs | BDESH: 124/8 (75 runs required from 20.1 overs, RR: 4.27, RRR: 3.57)

  • Abdur Razzak14 (32b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza7 (10b)
  • Nathan Bracken6-1-19-0
  • David Hussey4-0-15-0
28.6
0
Bracken to Abdur Razzak, no run, Bracken replies with the bouncer, Razzak ducks

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2Junaid SiddiqueTamim Iqbal
2nd11Mohammad AshrafulTamim Iqbal
3rd9Alok KapaliTamim Iqbal
4th60Shakib Al HasanTamim Iqbal
5th14MahmudullahTamim Iqbal
6th2Dhiman GhoshTamim Iqbal
7th1Farhad RezaTamim Iqbal
8th4Abdur RazzakTamim Iqbal
9th22Mashrafe MortazaAbdur Razzak