Hastings takes hat-trick in Aussie win

Updated: 08 April 2011 09:58 IST

Paceman John Hastings grabbed four wickets, including a hat-trick, as Australia opened their tour of Bangladesh with a 90-run victory in a practice match on Thursday.

Dhaka:

Paceman John Hastings grabbed four wickets, including a hat-trick, as Australia opened their tour of Bangladesh with a 90-run victory in a practice match on Thursday.

Australia scored 308-6 against a Bangladesh Cricket Board team, with new skipper Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, former captain Ricky Ponting and Brad Haddin all scoring half-centuries.

Hastings finished with 4-15 as the hosts were restricted to 218-7.

Australia will play three one-day internationals on their current tour, with the opening match starting in Dhaka on Saturday.

Brief scores:

Australia 308-6 in 50 overs (M. Hussey 69 not out, R. Ponting 69, B. Haddin 66, M. Clarke 55) beat Bangladesh Cricket Board XI 218-7 in 50 overs (Maisuqur Rahman 68, Raqibul Hasan 65; J. Hastings 4-15) by 90 runs.

Topics : Cricket Bangladesh Australia John Hastings
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