result
3rd ODI, Darwin, Sep 6 2008, Bangladesh tour of Australia
(29.5/50 ov, target 199)125
Australia won by 73 runs
player of the series
12y
• The 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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Scorecard summary
Australia198/5(50 overs)
Bangladesh125/9(29.5 overs)

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
Hussey to 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: 38.89
29.4
Hussey to Razzak, no run

Razzak moves forward and drives towards cover but can't find the gap

29.3
Hussey to Razzak, no run

bowled flat and straight by Hussey, Razzak defends on the front foot

29.2
Hussey to Razzak, no run

Razzak waits in his crease and defends on the leg side

29.1
1
Hussey to Mortaza, 1 run

Mortaza moves forward and pushes a flat delivery into the gap at cover point

end of over 297 runs
BDESH: 124/8CRR: 4.27 • RRR: 3.57 • Need 75 from 21 overs
Abdur Razzak14 (32)
Mashrafe Mortaza7 (10)
Nathan Bracken6-1-19-0
David Hussey4-0-15-0
28.6
Bracken to Razzak, no run

Bracken replies with the bouncer, Razzak ducks

28.5
6
Bracken to Razzak, SIX runs

he's whacked that! Razzak picks the slower ball, moves his front foot out of the way, and swings his bat hard to dispatch the ball over wide long-on

28.4
Bracken to Razzak, no run

Bracken lands the ball just outside off and angles it into the left-hander, Razzak defends on the front foot with a straight bat

28.3
Bracken to Razzak, no run

Razzak moves towards the off stump and drives the ball with the angle into him towards mid-on

28.2
Bracken to Razzak, no run

Bracken pitches the ball on a good length outside off and skids it through, Razzak moves forward and lets it go

28.1
1
Bracken to Mortaza, 1 run

Bracken bowls the slower one full on leg and middle, Mortaza nudges the ball off his pads behind square

end of over 287 runs
BDESH: 117/8CRR: 4.17 • RRR: 3.73 • Need 82 from 22 overs
Mashrafe Mortaza6 (9)
Abdur Razzak8 (27)
David Hussey4-0-15-0
Nathan Bracken5-1-12-0
27.6
1
Hussey to Mortaza, 1 run

Mortaza leans forward and nudges a flat ball towards midwicket

27.5
4
Hussey to Mortaza, FOUR runs

full ball outside off stump, Mortaza stands in his crease and drives the ball hard through extra cover, Johnson gives chase but won't catch it

27.4
Hussey to Mortaza, no run

defended towards midwicket

27.3
1
Hussey to Razzak, 1 run

played off the pads behind square for a single

27.2
Hussey to Razzak, no run

Razzak nudges the ball towards point and wants the single, the fielder rushes from slip towards the ball and prevents the single

Round the wicket for the left-hander.

27.1
1
Hussey to Mortaza, 1 run

tossed up on middle stump, Mortaza drives the ball past the bowler for a single

David Hussey goes over the wicket to the right-hander.

end of over 27Maiden
BDESH: 110/8CRR: 4.07 • RRR: 3.87 • Need 89 from 23 overs
Abdur Razzak7 (25)
Mashrafe Mortaza0 (5)
Nathan Bracken5-1-12-0
David Hussey3-0-8-0

The innings has suddenly come to a standstill in the past few overs.

26.6
Bracken to Razzak, no run

Razzak strides forward and defends with a straight bat towards the bowler

26.5
Bracken to Razzak, no run

Razzak gets on to the front foot and plays the ball gently towards the leg side

26.4
Bracken to Razzak, no run

Razzak moves forward and fends at a short of a length delivery outside off stump, that's a quicker one and Bracken beats the bat

Best performances - batsmen
Tamim Iqbal portrait
Tamim Iqbal
63 runs (69)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
19 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
32831214912
Michael Hussey player pic
MEK Hussey
57 runs (72)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control95%
Productive shot
leg glance
22 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
257717775
Best performances - bowlers
James Hopes, player portrait
JR Hopes
O
5
M
1
R
30
W
3
ECO
6
Shane Watson player pic
SR Watson
O
5
M
0
R
8
W
2
ECO
1.6
Match details
TIO Stadium, Darwin
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh tour of Australia
Season2008
Player Of The Match
Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
Player Of The Series
Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberODI No. 2762
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 days6 September 2008 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Amiesh Saheba
Australia Image
Peter Parker
TV Umpire
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Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath