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Australia in Bangladesh, 2006

Complete coverage of the Australia tour of Bangladesh

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Summary

TestSeries

  • Australia wins the 2-Test series 2-0
  • Player of the Series: JN Gillespie

ODI Series

  • Australia wins the 3-ODI series 3-0
  • Player of the Series: GB Hogg

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Match Highlights

AUS vs. BD at Fatullah, 1st Test, April 9-13

Bangladesh posted their best first day total in test cricket and they picked the number one team in the world for this occasion. At stumps, Bashar and his men defied the odds and the best bowling line-up in the world to score 355 for 5 (88 overs).

The charge was lead by Shahriar Nafees, who scored a majestic 138 and starred in a 187 run second wicket partnership with captain Habibul Bashar (76).

One hopes that, Rajin Saleh (35) and Khaled Mashud (2) will continue the assualt at Fatullah when play resumes on the second day.

Bangladesh: 355/5 (88 overs; Nafees 138, Golla 27, Sumon 76, Rajin 35*, Ashraful 29, Aftab 29, McGill 82/3, Gillespie 36/2, Warne 112/0)

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BD vs. AUS at Chittagong, 1st ODI, April 23

Brilliant effort from the spin duo of Abdur Razzak (10-1-36-3) and Mohammad Rafique (10-1-14-0) spared the host from a humiliating defeat in the first ODI at Chittagong. Australia had a blazing start thanks to opener Adam Gilchrist, who smashed 76 runs off 46 balls (5x6, 9x4). The first wicket produced 96 runs off only 10.5 overs. The introduction of Spin, in the form of Abdur Razzak, broke the first partnership. It took Australia another 33+ overs to score 100 runs for the loss of 6 wickets to finally overcome the Bangladesh challenge.

Earlier, Bangladesh stuttered to 195 all out in the 47th over with only captain Habibul Bashar offering some resistance scoring 52 runs.

Bangladesh looked set to score around 230+ as the team finished the 42nd over at 170 for 5. However, the tail failed to capitalize and the last 5 wickets added only 25 runs to the total. A score of 230+ could have made the match really interesting.

Match Result: Australia won by 4 wickets.

Match Starts: 03:30 GMT
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BD vs. AUS at Fatullah, 3rd ODI, April 28

Australia completed a series whitewash with a thumping 9 wicket win in the third and final ODI. Batting first, the hosts limped to 124 all out with another stunning display of ineptness. Opener Rajin Saleh (37 off 102) and captain Habibul Bashar (33 off 50) were two of the four batsmen to reach double figures. G Hogg finished with 3 for 17 with Johnson and Cullen snaring two each.

Australia reached their target within 23 overs with Cosgrove (74) and Katich (42*) sharing a 124 run first wicket partnership.

Score:
Bangladesh: 124 (42.3 overs).
Australia: 127/1 (22.4 overs)

Australia won by 9 wickets.

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Preview

The all-conquering Australia cricket team has arrived to play their maiden full series in Bangladesh.

Ricky Ponting's men come here after an absorbing series in South Africa where they went down in a high-scoring thriller to lose the five-match ODI series 3-2, but came back strongly to ensure a 3-0 whitewash in the subsequent Test series.

During their 23-day stay in the country the world champions will play two Tests and three one-day internationals against the Tigers in Fatullah and Chittagong.

The Aussies will play the first Test from April 9 at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium and then travel to Chittagong to play the second, starting from April 16 at the Chittagong Divisional Stadium where they also play the first one-day game on April 23.

The last two limited-overs games of the three-match series will take place at Fatullah on April 26 and 28.

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Bashar en route to yet another half-century.  AFP

Bashar en route to yet another half-century in the first ODI. © AFP

Tigers restrict Australia to 269 to take a huge lead of 158 runs. © AFP

Tigers restrict Australia to 269 to take a huge lead of 158 runs. © AFP

Nafees celebrates his majestic ton against Australia. © AFP

Nafees celebrates his majestic ton against Australia. © AFP

Ponting not looking for surprises as the Australian team arrived at Dhaka. © AFP

Ponting not looking for surprises as the Australian team arrived at Dhaka. © AFP


 

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