Bangladesh defeated the Twenty20 world champion England for the first time in history on Tuesday by winning the third game by 16 runs, resulting in a whitewash. The Tigers put on a stunning display of cricket in the third and final T20 match of the series, emerging victorious by 16 runs and securing a well-deserved whitewash.
Led by a brilliant knock of 73 from opener Liton Das, paired with Najmul Hossain Shanto’s unbeaten knock of 47, Bangladesh set a challenging target of 158-2 for England. Despite England’s best efforts, they struggled to keep up with the required run rate and eventually fell short by 16 runs, resulting in a whitewash for the hosts.
The win was a significant moment for Bangladesh cricket, as it marked their first T20 series whitewash victory in 11 years.
The Tigers put on a dominant display of cricket throughout the series, outplaying the world champions in every department of the game. Their impressive performances with both bat and ball in the final match proved to be too much for England to handle, resulting in a rare clean sweep for the hosts.
Dawid Malan and skipper Jos Buttler were in good touch and were leading England with their well-crafted partnership which would have avoided England being swept, until their dismissals in consecutive deliveries shifted the momentum of the game, leaving England struggling to get across the finish line. England slumped to 142-6.