Ponting leads from the front with one more ODI century
Australia wrapped up the one-day series against Bangladesh 3-0, as expected, beating them by 112 runs at Darwin's Marrara Oval. Bangladesh fought lustily to start with, though, reducing Australia to 114 for 4 after they had won the toss and opted to bat, picking up three middle-order wickets for two runs at one stage. Ricky Ponting came to the rescue with his fourth ODI century of the year, and his 127-run stand with Michael Bevan was instrumental in Australia reaching 254 for 7. Bangladesh's batsmen then duly wilted, though Alok Kapali contributed a doughty 49.