Australia crushes Bangladesh in first ODI

Australia's bowling attack ruthlessly exposed Bangladesh's batting when the world champions cruised to a 180-run win on Saturday in the first of three one-day internationals. After Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful won the toss and asked Australia to bat, the visitors bowled well to restrict Australia to 254-8 from their 50 overs. However, any hopes the Bangladeshis may have had of causing an upset were quickly dashed when the Australian bowlers broke through to crush the visitors. Only opener Tamim Iqbal with 21 showed any resistance as the rest of the Bangladeshis surrendered meekly to an Australian bowling line-up missing Brett Lee, Shane Watson and Andrew Symonds. 

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