Bangladesh Whitewash England for the First Time in T20I

Bangladesh Whitewash England for the First Time in T20I

For the first time in T20 International history, Bangladesh whitewash the England cricket team by 3-0 in the ongoing T20I series 2023. The whole country is happy with the Tigers’ success at home. But very few keep track of those who prepare the field for Shakib-Tamim, soaked in sun or rain. After whitewashing the English, this time they were rewarded.

After whitewashing the England cricket team in the T20 format, Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Stadium ground workers have been awarded two lakh rupees. At the end of the match, the cash was handed over at the stadium. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Director Sheikh Sohel and Dr. IH Mallik gave one lakh taka for this award. 2 bundles of Rs 500 notes were handed over to the senior groundsman on the ground.

After the prize distribution ceremony, Sheikh Sohail celebrated the victory with the field workers. At that time he said, “They (field workers) deserve the award. This whitewash is the result of the hard work of these field workers.”

In 2016, BCB and Test captain Mushfiqur Rahman gave a special bonus to the field staff for defeating England in the Tests. This time, two directors of BCB rewarded the field workers for ‘Banglawash’ England in the T20 series. This is the Tigers’ first T20I series against England. The Tigers played for the first time. Earlier, Bangladesh played against England only once in a T20 match.

The series win was confirmed in the previous match. The dream was to whitewash the England cricket team for the first time. The Tigers’ dream came true. The Bangladesh T20 team led by Shakib Al Hasan did ‘Banglawash’ after playing the T20 series with the English for the first time.

On Tuesday (March 14), Bangladesh lost the toss and batted first to collect 157 runs for 2 wickets. In response, England was left to bat for 142 runs. As a result, Bangladesh won by 16 runs. At the same time, Bangladesh made a history of whitewashing England in the T20 series.

Two openers Liton Das and Rony Talukder gave Bangladesh a great start with the bat. They scored 46 runs in the power play. However, in the sixth over, Rony, who was on a personal 17 runs, survived by catching Rehan Ahmed off the ball of pacer Jofra Archer.

Bangladesh’s run crossed 50 in the seventh over. In the eighth over, spinner Adil Rashid brought Ronnie back to England for the team’s 55 runs. Rony scored 24 runs off 22 balls with 3 fours.

Then Shanto joined Lytton at the crease. Litton kept the team’s run wheel moving in a moody mood. Litton completed the ninth half-century of their T20 career by playing 41 balls in the 13th over. Bangladesh reached 100 runs in the same over.

Lytton could have stopped after the half-century. Lytton, who was on 51, was given life by Ben Duckett off Archer’s first ball of the 14th over. Liton hit four-sixes in the last two balls of the over.

Chris Jordan dismissed Lytton on the last ball of the 17th over for the team’s 139 runs. Lytton, who scored 73 runs off 57 balls with 10 fours and 1 six, caught Phil Salt at deep mid-wicket on a slower delivery. This is Lytton’s career-best score in T20. Liton added 84 runs off 58 balls for the second wicket with Shanta.

Shanto and captain Shakib Al Hasan could only add 19 runs with 1 four in the last 18 balls after Liton’s return. Bangladesh scored 158 runs for 2 wickets in 20 overs. Shanto scored an unbeaten 47 off 36 balls with 1 four and 2 sixes. Shakib remained unbeaten with 4 runs off 6 balls. England’s Rashid and Jordan took 1 wicket each.

England lost their wicket in the opening over of the innings by Abhishek Tanvir Islam. However, the English responded strongly by scoring 99 runs in the second pair of David Malan and Joss Batlat. Bangladesh sent Jos Buttler back to Sajghar for a run-out the very next ball after sending Malan back.

Bangladesh returned to the match after returning Malan-Butler in the over of Mustafiz. After taking the team’s fourth wicket for 119 runs, a fifth wicket for 123 runs, and a sixth wicket for 128 runs, England fell into fear of defeat. Needing 27 runs in the last over to win, the English couldn’t take more than 10 runs. As a result, Bangladesh won by 16 runs.

Apart from opener David Malan’s 53 and Jos Buttler’s 40, no one could stand with the bat. The last two English batsmen were Chris Woakes 13 and Chris Jordan 2 runs unbeaten. Taskin Ahmed 2 and Tanveer Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mostafizur Rahman took one wicket each for Bangladesh.



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