Aus beat B'desh to sweep ODI series
Mark Cosgrove hammered 74 off 69 balls on his ODI debut to power Australia to a 9-wkt victory.india Updated: Apr 29, 2006 13:09 IST
Mark Cosgrove hammered 74 off 69 balls on his ODI debut on Friday to power Australia to a nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the third and final limited-overs cricket international.
Cosgrove smashed seven boundaries and two sixes, while Simon Katich contributed an unbeaten 42 off 69 balls, including five boundaries, to lead Australia to a 3-0 series sweep.
Cosgrove was attempting to hit the winning runs when he was bowled by spinner Abdur Razzak and became the host's only wicket of the match. When the left-handed batsman departed, Australia was on 123 in the 23rd over, chasing a victory target of 125.
Bradley Hogg, who earlier grabbed three wickets for 17 runs, hit a boundary to take Australia to its victory target.
Mitchell Johnson and Daniel Cullen earlier claimed two wickets each as Australia's youthful bowling attack skittled Bangladesh for 124 runs. Brett Dorey, James Hopes and Michael Clarke snared one wicket each.
Australia won the first match by four wickets and the second by 67 runs.