World Champions England whitewashed by Shakib Al Hasan's Bangladesh in the T20I Series.

ZeeNews || Shining BD

Published: 3/15/2023 6:19:22 AM

Tuesday's third game of their Twenty20 series saw Bangladesh sweep defending champion England by a margin of 16 runs. Najmul Hossain Shanto scored a 47-run unbeaten run and opener Liton Das hit a career-high 73 to help Bangladesh score 158-2 on a slow Mirpur pitch.

Up until their dismissals in back-to-back deliveries, Dawid Malan and captain Jos Buttler had England on track to avoid being swept. The score for England was 142–6.

Bangladesh defeated a significant opponent in a T20 sweep for the first time, while England was defeated for just the third time overall, joining Australia and South Africa in 2016.

Shakib Al Hasan, captain of Bangladesh, said, "We talked about showing character ahead of the series and that's what we showed.

"Despite being placed in a challenging situation, we prevailed. That will give us confidence as we put together a team for the 2024 T20 World Cup."