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Last Updated: Saturday, 25 June, 2005, 14:21 GMT 15:21 UK
Australia restore order with win
NatWest Series, Old Trafford: Australia 140-0 (18.5 overs) beat Bangladesh 139 all out (35.1 overs) by 10 wickets

Symonds took a career-best 5-18
Andrew Symonds starred as Australia gained ruthless revenge on Bangladesh for last weekend's upset defeat with a 10-wicket win at Old Trafford.

Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden both hit 66 not out as Australia romped to a target of 140 in a ball under 19 overs.

Symonds took a career-best 5-18, with a spectacular return catch to dismiss Mohammad Ashraful for 58.

Brad Hogg took 3-29 as eight wickets fell in 12 overs to see Bangladesh bowled out for 139.

It was just the 26th occasion a one-day international has been won by the maximum wicket margin, the third by Australia and the sixth inflicted on Bangladesh.

We're starting to get into full stride now, back to near our best
Andrew Symonds

Ashraful shared a 90-run third-wicket stand with Shariar Nafees, who made 47 before falling to Symonds' fourth delivery.

But no other Bangladesh batsmen made more than five, and the Tigers were punished for some extravagant shots.

Brett Lee, back from shoulder trouble, made early inroads, trapping Javed Omar Belim lbw on the back foot then having Tushar Imran caught behind.

But Lee, still not at top pace, was batted out of the attack by Ashraful, who scored a century in last Saturday's upset victory in Cardiff, even though the batsman enjoyed some luck.

Two top-edged hook shots flew for six in an 11th over that saw 20 runs scored, either side of a catch at mid-off that was voided by Lee over-stepping for a no ball.

Fellow pace bowlers Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie were similarly ineffective and it took Symonds' introduction to begin the rout.

The Queenslander, who missed last weekend's match as he served a suspension for breaking team rules, benefited from a surface offering good turn.

Ashraful was caught off a no ball on eight
Ashraful hit Brett Lee out of the attack with 20 off a single over

He switched from the medium pace used to beat England on Thursday to york Shariar then had Bangladesh skipper Habibul Bashar caught behind next ball.

Since his suspension, Symonds has been named man of the match in both games he has played.

A succession of hot-headed dismissals followed, the worst that if Manjural Islam Rana, going down the pitch in an attempt to hoick Hogg over midwicket and ending up stumped.

It was the first of two wickets in four balls for the left-arm wrist-spinner.

And Symonds finished the innings off in the next over when Mohammad Rafique was bowled attempting a slog-sweep.

Gilchrist showed Rafique how to perform the shot for his only six in a 60-ball innings as he recovered from some indifferent form early in the tour.

He and Hayden shared their 12th century partnership in this form of the game, Hayden passing 4,000 career runs along the way.

The burly left-hander was starved of the strike early on but feasted on what was available, smashing nine fours and a straight six off Rana to bring up his 50.

Australia, who named the same team which defeated England on Thursday, were again without batsman Michael Clarke, who is still struggling with a bad back.

Bangladesh made one change with spin bowler Rana replacing paceman Tapash Baisya.

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