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Australia complete 3-0 series sweep against Bangladesh

September 06, 2008 13:36 IST

Australia [Images] beat Bangladesh by 73 runs on Saturday to complete a 3-0 sweep of their limited-overs series in Darwin.

The Australians posted a modest total of 198 for five from their 50 overs but sealed a comfortable victory by bowling out the visitors for 125 in the 30th over.

Mike Hussey [Images], who was named player of the series, top scored for the Australians with an unbeaten 57 while opener Shaun Marsh [Images] made 30 after scoring half-centuries in the previous two matches.

Bangladesh, who were thrashed in the two previous matches, briefly threatened an upset when they reached 82-3 on the back of a splendid half-century from Tamim Iqbal.

The teenage opener made 63 off 69 balls, featuring five fours and a six, but received little support from his team mates as only two other players making double figures.

(Reporting by Julian Linden; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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