Result
1st Test, Fatullah, Apr 9-13 2006, Australia tour of Bangladesh
427 & 148
(107 ov, target 307)
269 & 307/7
Australia won by 3 wickets
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh427(123.3 overs)1st Innings
Australia269(95.2 overs)1st Innings
Bangladesh148(50 overs)2nd Innings
Australia307/7(107 overs)2nd Innings
end of over 1071 runs
AUS: 307/7CRR: 2.86 
Jason Gillespie4 (18)
Ricky Ponting118 (253)
Mashrafe Mortaza22-7-51-1
Shahadat Hossain20-5-67-0

Australia win by 3 wickets, Players shake hands, wonderful test match. Australia fighting back to win this test. Wonderful knock by Ponting to get his 31st century, sees Australia through to a good win in the first test. They lead the series 1-0.

Looking back at the test match, day 1 and day 2 belonged to Bangladesh, but Australia really fought hard like champions to come out winners. Good fighting effort from Bangladesh, but they did not have the fire power to finish things off. Man of the match is Gilchrist for his brilliant knock of 144.

That's it from here. Thanks for being with us, Please join us again for the second test on 16th of April at Chittagong. This is your commentator Binoy George signing off. It is bye from all of us.

106.6
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gillespie, 1 run
short of a length, Gillespie on the back foot pushes to backward-point fence. That's it Australia win by 3 wickets.
106.5
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gillespie, no run
good line and length delivery, Gillespie pushes to gully, again does not get through the fielder.
106.4
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gillespie, no run
short of a length and outside off stump, Gillespie goes for the cut, misses it, through to Mashud

short leg in place

106.3
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gillespie, no run
good line and back of a length, Gillespie drives off the back foot to mid off
106.2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gillespie, no run
length ball, Gillespie defends to cover.
106.1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gillespie, no run
good ball on target, defends well to the off side
end of over 1065 runs
AUS: 306/7CRR: 2.88 
Ricky Ponting118 (253)
Jason Gillespie3 (12)
Shahadat Hossain20-5-67-0
Mohammad Rafique38-6-98-4

Mortaza to bowl

105.6
Shahadat Hossain to Ponting, no run
short delivery, Ponting pulls it to square leg, cannot get it through.

Aggression shown by Shahadat Hossain

105.5
Shahadat Hossain to Ponting, no run
sends down a short one, Ponting takes his eye off the ball, gets hit on the helmet.
105.4
Shahadat Hossain to Ponting, no run
good bouncer, Ponting just gets out of the way, through to Mashud
105.3
Shahadat Hossain to Ponting, no run
bangs it in short, bit wide, Ponting lets it go.
105.2
4
Shahadat Hossain to Ponting, FOUR runs
good shot, short and wide outside the off stump, cracking cut shot to the cover fence, well played, wonderful batting.
105.1
1
Shahadat Hossain to Gillespie, 1 run
down the leg side, Gillespie tucks it off his hips to fine leg for a single
end of over 1054 runs
AUS: 301/7CRR: 2.86 
Ricky Ponting114 (248)
Jason Gillespie2 (11)
Mohammad Rafique38-6-98-4
Mashrafe Mortaza21-7-50-1

Change in bowling, Shahadat Hossain to come on now

104.6
4
Mohammad Rafique to Ponting, FOUR runs
good shot, short delivery, Ponting cuts hard to backward-point fence, well played
104.5
Mohammad Rafique to Ponting, no run
comes down the track and plays to square leg, Rajin Saleh in quickly prevents the run.
104.4
Mohammad Rafique to Ponting, no run
quicker delivery on the legs, defended on the track
104.3
Mohammad Rafique to Ponting, no run
stretches forward and defends to the off side
104.2
Mohammad Rafique to Ponting, no run
comes forward and defends to the bowler
104.1
Mohammad Rafique to Ponting, no run
leg side delivery, Ponting goes for the pull and misses.
Best performances - batsmen
AC Gilchrist
144 runs (212)
15 fours
6 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
48 runs
6 fours
2 sixes
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Shahriar Nafees
138 runs (189)
19 fours
0 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
54 runs
8 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
SCG MacGill
O
33.3
M
2
R
108
W
8
Eco
3.22
Mohammad Rafique
O
32.2
M
9
R
62
W
5
Eco
1.91
Match details
Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah
TossBangladesh , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Adam Gilchrist
Series resultAustralia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1797
Season2005/06
Match days9,10,11,12,13 April 2006 (5-day match)
Umpires
Aleem Dar
Nadeem Ghauri
TV Umpire
AFM Akhtaruddin
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe