Geevesy stars for the Aussies

Glenorchy's first ever Australian representative, Brett Geeves starred for his country in his International Debut.

It will be remembered in many circles around the country as the day that Andrew Symonds was sent home to sort himself out, but we will know it as the day one of our own did Glenorchy proud.

Brett returned with the figures of 2/11 off 5 overs in Australia's 180-run demolition of Bangladesh in the first of three one dayers in Darwin.

Unfortunately for Geevesy, he did not take part in the Aussies last two games, but there is no doubt it was an invaluable experience for him and one we hope he will get to experience again.

ODI no. 2758
Bangladesh in Australia One Day Series - 1st ODI Australia v Bangladesh
Played at Marrara Cricket Ground, Darwin, on 30 August 2008 (50-over match)
Result Australia won by 180 runs

Australia innings (50 overs maximum)
SE Marsh 76
MEK Hussey 85
DJ Hussey 24
B Geeves not out 0
Total(8 wickets; 50 overs; 203 mins)254

Bangladesh innings (target: 255 runs from 50 overs)
Tamim Iqbal c Geeves b Johnson 21
Raqibul Hasan c DJ Hussey b Geeves 14
Dhiman Ghosh c Haddin b Geeves 1
Total(all out; 27.4 overs; 127 mins)74

MG Johnson 6- 1- 10- 2
B Geeves 5- 0- 11- 2
CL White 1.4- 0 - 5- 3

Toss: Bangladesh, who chose to field first
Series: Australia led the 3-match series 1-0
ODI debut: B Geeves (Australia)
Player of the match: MEK Hussey (Australia)