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Last Updated: Sunday, 20 July, 2003, 03:57 GMT 04:57 UK
Aussies claim record victory
First Test, Darwin, day three: Bangladesh 97 & 178; Australia 407-7 dec
Australia win by an innings and 132 runs.

Steve Waugh celebrates Australia's victory
Waugh has won 37 Tests as skipper
Steve Waugh became the most successful captain in Test history as Australia crushed Bangladesh at the Marrara Oval.

Victory for Waugh in his side's first ever Test against Bangladesh was his 37th in 50 matches, taking him past Clive Lloyd's landmark of 36 with the West Indies.

Australia wrapped up the win by an innings and 132 runs midway through the third day after ripping through the tourists' batting line-up.

Having resumed on 70-1, Bangladesh lost their remaining nine wickets for 108 runs as they were all out for 178.

Waugh and Darren Lehmann had laid the foundations with centuries on Saturday as Australia built a total of 407-7 declared after bowling out the tourists for just 97.

TOP TEST CAPTAINS
Steve Waugh (Aus)
Played 50 Won 37 (74%)
Clive Lloyd (WI)
74 36 (48.65%)
Allan Border (Aus)
93 32 (34.41%)
Viv Richards (WI)
50 27 (54.00%)
Hansie Cronje (SA)
53 27 (50.94%)
Mark Taylor (Aus)
50 26 (52%)
Greg Chappell (Aus)
48 21 (43.75%)
Peter May (Eng)
41 20 (48.78%)

Bangladesh opener Hannan Sarkar was the first to go on Sunday for 35 when a Jason Gillespie out-swinger found the edge and Adam Gilchrist made the catch.

Mohammad Ashraful was caught by Gilchrist off a chin-high delivery from Brett Lee, triggering the loss of three wickets in eight balls.

Leg-spinner Stuart MacGill bowled Habibul Bashar for 54 with a wrong'un and Alok Kapali went four balls later lbw for a duck.

Khaled Mashud was out for six to a MacGill leg-break, offering Gilchrist his third catch of the innings.

Skipper Khaled Mahmud went in the over after lunch, bowled leg-stump by Gillespie for five and Tapash Baishya became MacGill's fourth wicket of the innings, lbw for four.

An adventurous knock from Mashrafe Mortaza came to an end when he was run out for 15 by Lehmann attempting a quick single.

MacGill claimed his fifth wicket of the innings when he caught and bowled Al Sahariar for 36.

There's a couple of positives but really there's a fair bit of distance between the two teams
Bangladesh coach Dav Whatmore

Bangladesh have now failed to win any of their 20 matches since they were awarded Test status in 2000, and have lost 14 by an innings.

"There's a couple of positives but really there's a fair bit of distance between the two teams," said Bangladesh coach Dav Whatmore.

"I don't want to jump to any conclusions given the class of opposition that we've faced."

The second and final Test takes place in Cairns on Friday.


Australia: Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting, Darren Lehmann, Steve Waugh (captain), Martin Love, Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Jason Gillespie, Stuart MacGill, Glenn McGrath.

Bangladesh: Javed Omar, Hannan Sarkar, Habibul Bashar, Mohammad Ashraful, Al-Shariar Rokon, Alok Kopali, Khaled Mashud, Khaled Mahmud (captain), Mashrafe Mortaza, Tapash Baisya, Manjural Islam.

Umpires: Rudi Koertzen and David Shepherd.




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