12 Apr 2011

Record innings for Australian opener in Bangladesh

5:23 pm on 12 April 2011

The Australian opening batsman Shane Watson almost singlehandedly carried his side to a nine-wicket win in the second one day cricket international against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

Watson's unbeaten 185 off 96 balls included a world record 15 sixes, and 15 fours, and it's the highest one day innings by an Australian. The world record of 200 not out belongs to Sachin Tendulkar.

Bangladesh had made 229 for seven.

Australia are 2-0 up in the three-match series.