RESULT
1st ODI, Darwin, August 30, 2008, Bangladesh tour of Australia
(27.4/50 ov, T:255) 74

Australia won by 180 runs

Player Of The Match
85 (87)
michael-hussey
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Australia 254/8(50 overs)
Bangladesh 74/10(27.4 overs)

Another good day's work for Australia. Another demoralising loss for Bangladesh. The visitors' bowlers did an acceptable job but the batting was woeful and the old problems of going for their shots too early persists.

Ashraful: If you lose five wickets in the first 20 overs, it's very difficult to come back. They bowled very well, good line and length. Our shot selection was poor.

Clarke is full of praise for the energy in the field and from the bowlers. He is also thrilled with the way the new boys like Brett Geeves and Shaun Marsh have stepped up.

Michael Hussey is named Man of the Match for his superbly paced 85.

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27.4
W
White to Shahadat, OUT

White gets three as Bangladesh slump to their lowest score ever. Shortish delivery outside off, tried to cut it, gets the bottom edge, ricochets off Haddin's thigh and Clarke dives forward from first slip to snaffle it inches from the ground and seal the win

Shahadat Hossain c Clarke b White 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
27.3
White to Shahadat, no run

on the leg stump and he is hit on the pads

Bangladesh's lowest score is 76. Can they at least top that? Last man Shahadat is in

27.2
W
White to Nazmul, OUT

Another wicket for White. Tossed up on a good length outside off, Nazmul goes for the drive and gets the outside edge giving a regulation catch to Michael Clarke

Nazmul Hossain c Clarke b White 0 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
27.1
1
White to Mortaza, 1 run

back of a length, cut to cover

end of over 271 run
BAN: 73/8CRR: 2.70 RRR: 7.91
Nazmul Hossain0 (5)
Mashrafe Mortaza4 (6)
Mitchell Johnson 6-1-10-2
Cameron White 1-0-4-1
26.6
Johnson to Nazmul, no run

slips in the bouncer to finish the over. The batsman sees that coming and gets out of the way well in time

26.5
Johnson to Nazmul, no run

on middle and off, again pushed to the off side, no run.

26.4
Johnson to Nazmul, no run

pushed to cover

26.3
Johnson to Nazmul, no run

on a length, bit of width, gets the edge but bounces before reaching Haddin, who makes a collects it well

26.2
Johnson to Nazmul, no run

quick, outside off and the batsman is beaten

26.1
1
Johnson to Mortaza, 1 run

short and the batsman gives himself and fends it away through the vacant fourth slip region

Nazmul Hossain is the new man. Three slip in place

end of over 264 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 72/8CRR: 2.76 RRR: 7.62
Mashrafe Mortaza3 (5)
Cameron White 1-0-4-1
Brett Geeves 5-0-11-2
25.6
W
White to Razzak, OUT

Bangladesh are unravelling fast here. Razzak closed the face too soon as he tried to flick him to leg and the ball pops up for a simple caught and bowled

Abdur Razzak c & b White 4 (17m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44
25.5
1
White to Mortaza, 1 run

flighted again, bit of width, driven to cover

25.4
White to Mortaza, no run

good line and length, driven firmly back and White makes a superb diving stop

25.3
2
White to Mortaza, 2 runs
25.2
1
White to Razzak, 1 run

tossed up again, worked away to short fine leg

25.1
White to Razzak, no run

Cameron White tosses it up, flicked to midwicket

end of over 251 run • 1 wicket
BAN: 68/7CRR: 2.72 RRR: 7.48
Mashrafe Mortaza0 (2)
Abdur Razzak3 (6)
Brett Geeves 5-0-11-2
Nathan Bracken 6-1-23-0
24.6
Geeves to Mortaza, no run

shortish and outside off, Mortaza sways exaggeratedly out of the way

24.5
Geeves to Mortaza, no run

superb yorker on off first up, the batsman manages to survive though

24.4
W
Geeves to Raqibul, OUT

Another wicket for Geeves. Short and lifting towards Raqibul's helmet. He tries to fend it off, it takes the shoulder of the bat and flies to David Hussey at second slip

Raqibul Hasan c DJ Hussey b Geeves 14 (81m 50b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28
24.3
Geeves to Raqibul, no run

attempted drive, mistimed to the leg side

Best performances - batters
MEK Hussey
MEK Hussey AUS
85 runs (87)
5 fours1 six
Control
83%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
26 runs
2 fours1 six
4116151571215
SE Marsh
SE Marsh AUS
76 runs (105)
4 fours0 six
Control
73%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
17 runs
2 fours0 six
45119217217
Best performances - bowlers
CL White
CL White AUS
O
1.4
M
0
R
5
W
3
ECO
3
Shahadat Hossain
Shahadat Hossain BAN
O
6
M
0
R
42
W
3
ECO
7
Match details
Marrara Cricket Ground, Darwin
TossBangladesh, elected to field first
Series
Season2008
Player Of The Match
Australia
Michael Hussey
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2758
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 days30 August 2008 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Brett Geeves
Brett Geeves
Umpires
India
Amiesh Saheba
Australia
Peter Parker
TV Umpire
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Rod Tucker
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
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