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Watson score 185 off just 96 balls as Australia achieved Bangladesh's target of 232 runs in just 26 overs. -Photo by AFP

DHAKA: Opener Shane Watson hammered a record-breaking 185 to help Australia beat Bangladesh by nine wickets in their second one-day international and secure victory in the series on Monday.

His unbeaten innings came off only 96 balls, including 15 boundaries and as many as sixes. It helped give Australia an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Watson broke the world record for most sixes in an ODI innings, set at 12 by West Indies' Xavier Marshall and also broke Matthew Hayden's record of 181 as the highest ODI score by an Australian.

Chasing Bangladesh's 229-7 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Watson and former skipper Ricky Ponting took Australia to 232-1 in just 26 overs to secure victory.

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April 11, 2011 4:03 pm
Total carnage!
Abdul Samad
April 11, 2011 4:53 pm
i am happy today that Australia came in best form and the best side of the world.
Rahid Bhatti
April 11, 2011 8:38 pm
I like the bating of Shane Watson, he is one of my favorite batsman. The way he is bating today I appreciate him. I am really happy...........
April 11, 2011 9:05 pm
they were playing Bangladesh! That says it all.
Abdul Fattah Solangi
April 12, 2011 12:55 am
Making judgement of Watson's record-building on the basis of the immature competition is so silly. Not to speak of ICC players even local players of my village can rightly claim to break any record and build an unprecedented record by playing against Bangladesh.
April 12, 2011 3:57 am
Best side in the world - No More.
April 12, 2011 10:44 am
April 12, 2011 7:49 pm
Naaaahhhh Afridi is better Look at his record in the last 5 years
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