Bangladesh whitewash England 3-0 in T20Is
Bangladesh clinched a 3-0 T20 international series sweep with a 16-run victory against England at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday.
England’s batting had stuttered as they lost the first two matches by six and four wickets respectively and they faltered again on Tuesday chasing 159, slipping from 100-1 after 13 overs to 123-5 after 17 and finishing on 142-6 once a 95-run stand between Dawid Malan (53) and Jos Buttler (40) for the second wicket came to an end.
Opener Liton Das hit a career-best 73 as Bangladesh put up 158-2.
Liton Das top scored with 73 from 57 balls, while Shanto and Rony Talukdar scored 47 and 24 respectively.
Having conceded the series last Sunday, Jos Buttler’s men opted to field first against Bangladesh which posted 158 for two on the back of opener Litton Das’ 57-ball 73.
In reply, England was 100 for one in 13 overs with Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan at the crease before the host triggered. Pacer Taskin Ahmed scalped two wickets while captain Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman added one apiece.
England, the defending T20 World Cup champion, then surrendered at 142 for six – suffering its first T20 series whitewash in nine years.