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Waugh continues to make history

By Michael Donaldson 27/07/2003 05:06:59 PM Comments (0)

Steve Waugh's relentless desire for runs was rewarded with another entry in the cricket history books as Australia finally took control of the second cricket Test against Bangladesh in Cairns.

Waugh made 156 not out to become the first player to score 150-plus against all nine Test-playing nations and on Monday will look to add to his record as the sport's most successful captain.

At stumps on day three Bangladesh was 4-106 in its second innings, needing another 155 to make Australia bat again after trailing by 261 on the first innings.

Australia again found it tough to break down the Bangladesh batting, evidenced by the joy they showed at the dismissal of Hannan Sarkar (55) late in the day.

Bangladesh had been travelling healthily at 1-87 but Sarkar's wicket prompted a collapse of 3-3 in seven balls as Australia mauled the Tigers.

Stuart MacGill took two wickets in one over - Sarkar caught in the deep by Matthew Hayden and Mohammad Ashraful (0) caught at bat-pad by Ricky Ponting - to set up an early finish on Monday.

A brilliant catch by Justin Langer in the next over from Brett Lee, removed Habibul Bashar (25) and suddenly it was 4-90.

Australia, resuming at 3-351, could have batted forever against a tiring attack but Waugh was content to end proceedings once Martin Love had done everything possible to earn re-selection for the Test series against Zimbabwe later this year.

Love, 29, finished 100 not out to give the selectors something to ponder when Damien Martyn again becomes available.

With little time for Martyn to make runs in domestic cricket before the Zimbabwe series starts, there's a chance Love could be retained.

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