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1st ODI, Dhaka, Apr 9 2011, Australia tour of Bangladesh
(50 ov, target 271)210/5
Australia won by 60 runs
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• The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Clarke century sets up Australia's 60-run win

Michael Clarke passed his first test as Australia's full-time captain, leading from the front with a century before his bowlers backed up the effort to complete a 60-run win over Bangladesh

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Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Australia270/7(50 overs)
Bangladesh210/5(50 overs)
end of over 5012 runs
BDESH: 210/5CRR: 4.20 
Mahmudullah28 (31)
Mushfiqur Rahim44 (58)
Steven Smith7-0-41-1
Shane Watson8-0-35-0

That will be all from us for this game. You can catch all the action from the IPL here. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off along with Gopi Rangarajan. Cheers.

Hang on for the presentation, folks.

Michael Clarke, also the Man of the Match: "Pretty happy. Wicket was quite slow, but once you got in, it was a good wicket to bat. I thought we hung in there, they have got lots of spinners, they have a lot of talent. Our execution could improve. We are not bowling the yorker often enough, very happy to make a 100 today."

Shakib Al Hasan: "We did not bowl well. You cannot chase 270 in this wicket. The ball was keeping low, it was hard to chase. We haven't had a good time at the World Cup, and hopefully we will do well next time. We have to stick together, and keep executing our plans. tamim batted sensibly, did not take many chances, that is what we want from him, may be he will learn from his mistakes and convert his 50s in to 100s."

Irfan: "Look at the brighter side for Bangladesh, Aussies lost 7 wickets in 50 overs and Bangladesh lost only 5."

Sajib: "Call me nuts, but 58 is more acceptable to me than 210, if some intention for winning is there."

Nahim: "Shakib is going to take a 'lot of positives' from this game at the press conference."

Priyam: "Finally the torture for Bangladeshi fans ends... at least for today. Wonder what excuse Shakib will come up with."

So Michael Clarke has a comprehensive win in his first win as official Australia captain. Bangladesh never attempted to go for the target after losing a couple of early wickets, and just went through the motions of playing out the 50 overs.

49.6
1
Smith to Mahmudullah, 1 run

tossed up delivery played out in front of covers, and that will be the end of this 'chase'

49.5
6
Smith to Mahmudullah, SIX runs

swatted over mid on, it was tossed up and he helped himself to an almighty heave

49.4
1
Smith to Mushfiqur, 1 run

backs away and cuts this one turning away to sweeper cover

49.3
2
Smith to Mushfiqur, 2 runs

slogged away to deep midwicket

49.2
1
Smith to Mahmudullah, 1 run

stays in the crease and hammers a flighted full delivery to sweeper cover

49.1
1
Smith to Mushfiqur, 1 run

tossed up ball, lofted down the ground to long off

end of over 498 runs
BDESH: 198/5CRR: 4.04 • RRR: 73.00 • Need 73 from 6b
Mushfiqur Rahim40 (55)
Mahmudullah20 (28)
Shane Watson8-0-35-0
Steven Smith6-0-29-1
48.6
1
Watson to Mushfiqur, 1 run

goes back in the crease to turn this one in front of midwicket and the way they ran that single with a fervent urgency, you'd believe the chase was still on

48.5
4
Watson to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

Mush makes room and mows this one over mid on, just backed away and flat-batted it

48.4
1
Watson to Mahmudullah, 1 run

whipped away off the back foot, this one did not rise much but he adjusted well in the end

48.3
1
Watson to Mushfiqur, 1 run

cramps him for room with a length ball angled in and he tucks it in front of square, direct hit and he was gone

48.2
Watson to Mushfiqur, no run

goes for the cut to a delivery close to off stump, and misses it completely

48.1
1
Watson to Mahmudullah, 1 run

straight ball on middle, tucked away through square leg

And now they decide to change the ball. ho hum

end of over 4814 runs
BDESH: 190/5CRR: 3.95 • RRR: 40.50 • Need 81 from 12b
Mahmudullah18 (26)
Mushfiqur Rahim34 (51)
Steven Smith6-0-29-1
Shane Watson7-0-27-0
47.6
1
Smith to Mahmudullah, 1 run

tucked behind square for a single

47.5
4
Smith to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs

clattered through covers, tossed up ball and he launched in to it, sending it to the extra cover boundary

47.4
1
Smith to Mushfiqur, 1 run

cut away through point even as it bounces a lot on the batsman

47.3
1
Smith to Mahmudullah, 1 run

flighted but dips on Mahmudullah who mistimes the slog down the ground

47.2
1
Smith to Mushfiqur, 1 run

flatter this time and he swings it down to deep midwicket

47.1
6
Smith to Mushfiqur, SIX runs

tossed up and he takes it on, comes down the track and lofts it with the turn to the extra cover boundary

Smith is back

end of over 475 runs
BDESH: 176/5CRR: 3.74 • RRR: 31.67 • Need 95 from 18b
Mushfiqur Rahim26 (48)
Mahmudullah12 (23)
Shane Watson7-0-27-0
Mitchell Johnson8-0-23-1
46.6
1
Watson to Mushfiqur, 1 run

pulled away in the air to deep midwicket

46.5
1
Watson to Mahmudullah, 1 run

turned in to the leg side

Best performances - batsmen
Michael Clark player pic
MJ Clarke
101 runs (111)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
32 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Tamim Iqbal portrait
Tamim Iqbal
62 runs (89)
4 fours
1 six
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
25 runs
1 four
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Suhrawadi Shuvo portrait
Sohrawordi Shuvo
O
8
M
0
R
44
W
3
ECO
5.5
Mashrafe Mortaza portrait
Mashrafe Mortaza
O
9
M
0
R
65
W
2
ECO
7.22
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of Bangladesh
Season2011
Player Of The Match
Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI No. 3149
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 days9 April 2011 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Johan Cloete
Bangladesh Image
Nadir Shah
TV Umpire
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Enamul Haque
Reserve Umpire
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Gazi Sohel
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama