10 Apr 2011

Clarke century helps Australia to easy win in Dhaka

7:31 am on 10 April 2011

Michael Clarke is off to a winning start as captain of the Australian cricket team, beating Bangladesh by 60 runs in the first one-day international in Dhaka and smashing a century himself.

Clarke made 101 off 111 balls as Australia recovered from 90 for three to post a challenging 270 for seven before their bowlers restricted Bangladesh to 210 for five in their 50 overs.

The home side started wobbling when they lost their first two wickets for nine runs and could never pose any serious threat to Australia despite opener Tamim Iqbal's 62 and captain Shakib Al Hasan making 51.