Monday 1 February 2010 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Ryan Harris

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Ryan Harris
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Ryan Harris
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Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after taking two five-wicket hauls against Pakistan.

The Queenslander helped Australia seal a One-Day International series clean sweep by taking 13 wickets in the last three matches after he was called up as last-minute cover for Peter Siddle ahead of the third game in Adelaide.

He made the starting line-up for that game and playing in just his second ODI, returned five for 43 as Australia bowled Pakistan out for 246 to seal a 40-run win.

Three days later, in Perth, he took five for 19 as Pakistan were bowled out for 142 as Australia sealed a 135-run win and Harris completed the week with three wickets during Australia's two-wicket win, again in Perth, which sealed the 5-0 series scoreline.

Other contenders for the weekly award included Pakistan's Umar Akmal and Australia's Mike Hussey.

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