Australia Cruise To Series Win Over Bangladesh
Australia 118-2 (Marsh 69no, Shakib Al Hasan 2-38) beat
Bangladesh 117 all out (Johnson 3-17, Clark 2-15) by eight wickets
2nd One Day International, Darwin, Australia lead the series 2-0
Australia coasted to an unassailable 2-0 series lead over Bangladesh with a comfortable eight-wicket win which saw Shaun Marsh continue his superb form with an unbeaten half-century after Australia's bowlers proved too strong for Bangladesh.
Set 118 to win, Marsh anchored the run chase with a classy unbeaten 69 from 81 balls which included nine fours and a six. Marsh added 73 for the first wicket with Shane Watson (29) before Shakib Al Hasan removed both Watson and Michael Clarke for one.
Mike Hussey, who scored a half-century in the opening match, a 180-run win for the hosts, was unbeaten on eight.
Bangladesh's fragile batting line up had earlier failed to fire, losing Tamim Iqbal to the first ball of the match when he was caught by David Hussey off of Nathan Bracken.
Bracken soon had Mehrab Hossain junior caught by Hussey's brother for one and from nine for two, Bangladesh were unable to recover.
Junaid Siddique hit a patient 21, Shakib Al Hasan 19 and Dhiman Ghosh a career-best 30 as the tourists at least avoided being bowled out for below a century.
Cameron White also picked up two wickets.
The final match takes place on Saturday 6th September.
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