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Australia cruises to win over Bangladesh

By Adam Cooper 26/06/2005 06:35:46 AM Comments (0)

Australia's spin twins and opening batsmen took turns to dominate as the world champions crushed Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the tri-series one-day match at Old Trafford.

Andrew Symonds (5-18) and Brad Hogg (3-29) helped bowl Bangladesh out for 139 in 35.2 overs and then Adam Gilchrist (66 not out) and Matthew Hayden (also 66 not out) took just 19 overs to reach the victory target and post Australia's second win in three days.

Australia finished on 0-140 to avenge the loss to the cricket minnows in Cardiff a week ago.

Australia's victory was just its third by 10 wickets in one-day internationals, and just the 26th overall.

Gilchrist chalked up a couple of milestones, by becoming the fourth batsman to score 7,000 ODI runs for Australia and the first wicketkeeper to effect 350 ODI dismissals.

Symonds has been supreme since returning from the two-match suspension for a late drinking binge in Cardiff, having made 73 in the 57-run win over England last Thursday night in Chester-le-Street.

At Old Trafford, he starred with the ball and collected his first five-wicket ODI haul, in 7.2 overs, with his offspinners.

Symonds and Hogg routed Bangladesh, which was 2-113 with Mohammad Ashraful and Shahriar Nafees in full flight, but lost its last eight wickets for 26 runs in 71 balls.

Ashraful made 58 after lead-up scores of 100 (against Australia in Cardiff) and 94 (against England), and Shahriar struck a composed 47 in his second one-day international, but no other Bangladesh batsman made it into double figures.

In a further blow for Bangladesh, coach Dav Whatmore had to leave England to return to Australia to be beside his seriously ill father, Davenell senior.

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