Michael Hussey [ Images ] smashed a brilliant century to help Australia [ Images ] win the third and final one-day international against Bangladesh by 66 runs on Wednesday to complete a clean-sweep of the three-match series.
Hussey bludgeoned 108 and Shane Watson [ Images ] hit 72 as Australia piled up 361 for eight. Bangladesh made a decent fist of the run chase with opener Imrul Kayes (93) and Shahriar Nafees (60) sharing a second-wicket stand of 136 but the hosts fell short on 295 for six.
Watson gave the Australian innings another electric start. Following on from hitting a world record 15 sixes in his 185 not out on Monday, the opener raced to a half-century in 25 balls before left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak trapped him leg before to end his onslaught.
Ricky Ponting [ Images ] (47), dropped by Razzak off Mashrafee Mortaza at midwicket when he was on four, and captain Michael Clarke [ Images ] (47) built on the early impetus and Hussey, who hit his third one-day century, clubbed nine fours and two sixes in the middle overs on a fine batting pitch.
Australia kicked on again after Hussey fell, Mitchell Johnson [ Images ] hitting 41 from 24 balls.
Bangladesh were going well at 179 for one in reply before debutant James Pattinson had Kayes caught behind for his first one-day wicket and Australia soon regained control with Johnson dismissing Nafees.
Mahmudullah hung on until the end to remain unbeaten on 68.
S. Watson b Abdur Razzak 72
R. Ponting lbw b Abdur Razzak 47
M. Clarke b Mashrafe Mortaza [ Images ] 47
S. Smith c and b Suhrawadi Shuvo 5
M. Hussey lbw b Shafiul Islam 108
C. Ferguson c Alok Kapali b Mashrafe Mortaza 3
M. Johnson c Imrul Kayes b Mashrafe Mortaza 41
T. Paine lbw b Abdur Razzak 7
J. Hastings not out 21
X. Doherty not out 2.
Extras: (lb-3, w-4, nb-1) 8
Total: (for eight wickets; 50 overs) 361
Did not bat: J. Pattinson
Fall of wickets: 1-110, 2-129, 3-142, 4-231, 5-239, 6-309, 7-320, 8-350.
Bowling: Shafiul Islam 8-0-77-1, Mashrafe Mortaza 9-0-80-3 (1w), Shakib Al Hasan 7-0-48-0 (1nb), Abdur Razzak 9-0-58-3 (1w), Suhrawadi Shuvo 5-0-28-1, Alok Kapali 2-0-8-0, Mahmudullah 10-0-59-0 (2w)
Tamim Iqbal b Johnson 32
Imrul Kayes c Paine b Pattinson 93
Shahriar Nafees c Watson b Johnson 60
Mahmudullah not out 68
Shakib Al Hasan c Doherty b Watson 9
Mushfiqur Rahim c Smith b Watson 1
Alok Kapali c Pattinson b Johnson 13
Suhrawadi Shuvo not out 3.
Extras: (b-2, lb-5, w-9) 16
Total: (for six wickets; 50 overs) 295
Did not bat: Shafiul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak
Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-179, 3-197, 4-221, 5-223, 6-270.
Bowling: Johnson 9-0-67-3 (2w), Hastings 9-0-42-0 (1w), Pattinson 7-0-39-1 (1w), Watson 9-0-49-2 (1w), Doherty 6-0-33-0, Smith 8-0-45-0, Clarke 2-0-13-0
Australia won the toss and chose to bat
Result: Australia win by 66 runs
Australia win the three-match series 3-0