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First ODI – Bangladesh vs Australia

Bangladesh inserted the opposition in this game providing the 51st occasion of Bangladesh doing so in one day games. It is for the second occasion that Bangladesh inserted Australia after winning the toss, the first occasion was at Darwin on 30.08.08.

Bangladesh lost this game after inserting the opposition provides the 30th occasion of Bangladesh losing a game after it had inserted the opposition. It is its second loss against Australia. The first occasion was at Darwin on 30.08.08 when it lost the game by 180 runs.

MJ Clarke scored 101 in this game providing the 158th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a hundred in one day games. His hundred provides the third hundred by an Australian batsman against Bangladesh. Other two are – 101 by RT Ponting at Darwin on 06.08.03 and 103* by A Symonds at Fatullah on 26.04.06.

MJ Clarke's 101 in this game provide the 162nd occasion of a captain scoring a hundred in one day games. His hundred represents the 35th occasion of an Australian captain scoring a hundred and also second occasion of an Australian captain scoring a hundred against Bangladesh. The other occasion was 101 by RT Ponting at Darwin on 06.08.03.

MJ Clarke registered his sixth one day hundred when he scored 101 in this game. It also represents his third hundred as captain. The other two are - 100 not out against Pakistan at Abu Dhabhi on 01.05.09 and 111* vs India at Vizag on 20.10.10.

RT Ponting was playing his 350th one day innings in this game. He became the fourth batsman in the annals of one day game to play 350 plus innings. Others are – SR Tendulkar {442}: ST Jayasuriya {432} and Inzamam-ul-Haq {350}.

RT Ponting was dismissed run out in this game providing the 31st occasion of his being dismissed run out in one day games. He is one of he eleven batsmen who have been dismissed run out on 31 occasions. The complete list  read thus – MS Atapattu {41} : Inzamam-ul-Haq {40} : R Dravid {39} : Mohammad Yousuf {38} : Wasim Akram {38} : SR Tendulkar {33} : M Azharuddin {32} : DPMD Jayawardene {32} : ME Waugh {32} : RT Ponting {31} and A Ranatunga {30}.

B Lee was appearing in his 200th one day game. He became the 61st cricketer to appear in 200 plus one day games. He is the ninth Australian cricketer to appear in 200 plus one day games. Others are – RT Ponting {359} : SR Waugh {325} : AC Gilchrist {286} : AR Border {273} : GD McGrath {249} : ME Waugh {244} : MG Bevan {232} and DR Martyn {208}.

Shakib Al Hassan completed 3000 one day runs when he was on 24 during his knock of 51 in this game. At the end of this game, his run aggregate stood at 3027. He became the second Bangladesh batsman to score 3000 plus one day runs. Mohammad Ashraful was the other batsman {3372} to score 3000 plus runs.

Shakib Al Hasan scored his 19th one day half century and 24th fifty when he scored 51 in this game.

Tamim Iqbal scored 62 in this game which was his 18th one day half century and 21st fifty.

Tamim Iqbal {62} and Shakib Al Hasan {51} scored fifties in this game which represent the ninth and tenth occasion of Bangladesh batsman scoring fifties against Australia.

Shakib Al Hasan's 51 in this game provide the third occasion of a Bangladesh captain scoring a fifty against Australia. The other two occasions are – 52 by Habibul Bashar at Chittagong on 23.04.06 and 70 by Habibul Bashar at Fatullah on 26.04.06.

 
MJ Clarke's 101 and Shakib Al Hasan's 51 in this game provide the 110th occasion of rival captains scoring fifties in the annals of one day games and for the first occasion in Bangladesh-Australia one day series.

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