Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    8.1 he's bowled him! Reza strikes with his first ball of the series, what a start! Reza pitches the ball on a good length just around off stump and nips it a fraction back into the left-hander, Marsh pushes forward in defence with a large gap between bat and pad, Reza finds it and the ball hits off stump, Marsh has monopolised the strike and ridden his luck so far but it's run out now 41/1
    23.5 Watson's gone now! Clarke pushed the ball slowly off the front foot towards mid-on and called for the single, Watson was hesitant, Clarke powered through for the run but Watson's response was late, Mortaza picked up and threw towards the batsman's end where Dhiman Ghosh broke the stumps with Watson miles short 84/2
    25.3 another mix-up and another run-out! Clarke pushes the ball off the front foot towards cover point, he begins to go for the single but hesitates, he sees Hussey coming and continues to run, Kapali runs in from point, picks the ball up cleanly and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end, no need for the third umpire, Clarke's struggle is over 87/3
    not out
    34.4 that's the third run out! Fantastic fielding! David charges down the track and hits the short of a length ball hard towards mid-off with a flat bat, he sets off for the single immediately but the ball was travelling towards mid-off quickly, Ashraful sprints towards it, picks up, and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end, umpire Saheba calls for the third umpire but David isn't waiting, he's walking off 111/4
    43.1 caught! Haddin's hit it straight to cover! He backs away to make room to hit over the off side, the flighted delivery dips and turns away from the right-hander, Haddin ends up driving away from his body and chips an easy catch to Kapali 150/5
    not out
    10 (lb 1, w 9)
    198/5 (50 Overs, RR: 3.96)
    Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Shaun Marsh, 8.1 ov), 2-84 (Shane Watson, 23.5 ov), 3-87 (Michael Clarke, 25.3 ov), 4-111 (David Hussey, 34.4 ov), 5-150 (Brad Haddin, 43.1 ov)
    Mashrafe Mortaza1005505.50284110
    Shahadat Hossain603706.16214020
    Farhad Reza1004314.30341120
    Shakib Al Hasan1002502.50370000
    Abdur Razzak1012212.20411000
    23.1 that's the end of Tamim! He was running out of partners and so he decided to uppercut a short and wide ball outside off stump, he got a top edge that flew high in the air and towards third man, Clark ran in from the boundary and took a well-judged catch, and with that Bangladesh's fading challenge has come to an end ... 103/8
    1.6 that's a nasty delivery and Siddique's been caught! Clark banged the ball in short and it rose sharply on the left-hander, Siddique was caught in an awkward position and he fended at the ball to stop it from hitting him, the ball hit the glove and lobbed up over the wicketkeeper, White dived to his right and took the catch behind Haddin 2/1
    5.1 Ashraful takes another chance but this time he's been caught! The ball was a little wide outside off stump and Ashraful drove hard at it, he tried to hit through cover but sliced it towards point where Clarke took a sharp catch above his head, that ball was travelling fast, Ashraful's loss is a massive blow to Bangladesh's chances 13/2
    6.3 bowled him! The length wasn't short at all and the line was on middle and off, Kapali attempted to pull the ball but was in a hopeless position, the ball skidded past his bat and hit the top of off stump, he looked at the pitch on his way back but the length wasn't short enough to pull 22/3
    16.4 Shakib goes! an attempted pull balloons in the air and Michael Hussey at midwicket takes an easy catch 82/4
    18.5 Mahmudullah goes. Bowled by an incutter. on a length, he tried to defend off the front foot, went through the gap between bat and pad. Might have been an inside edge as it crashes into middle stump 96/5
    20.2 that's plumb, absolutely plumb, Hopes pitches the ball on a good length outside off stump and angles the ball into middle, Dhiman should have been playing forward and straight, instead he stays back in his crease and plays across the line, attempting to hit the ball towards midwicket, he misses and gets struck on the knee roll in front of middle 98/6
    21.4 and the fielder at short cover has taken the catch! Reza leans forward and drives a good length ball in the air towards short cover, David Hussey dives forward and takes a low catch inches off the ground, Reza hangs around for a bit perhaps wondering if the catch was clean but umpire Parker gives him out 99/7
    29.5 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 125/10
    not out
    absent hurt
    8 (b 2, lb 2, w 4)
    125 all out (29.5 Overs, RR: 4.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Junaid Siddique, 1.6 ov), 2-13 (Mohammad Ashraful, 5.1 ov), 3-22 (Alok Kapali, 6.3 ov), 4-82 (Shakib Al Hasan, 16.4 ov), 5-96 (Mahmudullah, 18.5 ov), 6-98 (Dhiman Ghosh, 20.2 ov), 7-99 (Farhad Reza, 21.4 ov), 8-103 (Tamim Iqbal, 23.1 ov), 9-125 (Abdur Razzak, 29.5 ov)
    NW Bracken611903.16281110
    SR Clark511222.40230010
    MG Johnson403619.00106010
    DJ Hussey4.501613.31181000
    JR Hopes513036.00173110
    SR Watson50821.60230000

Match Details


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


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

Match Notes

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

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