Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com
Bangladesh enjoyed a first T20I series whitewash in a three-match series after 11 years, inflicting a rare clean sweep on world champions England after winning the third and final T20I against the visitors by 16 runs in Mirpur on Tuesday.
The Tigers enjoyed a first three-match series sweep in this format for the first time since doing the same against Ireland in 2012.
On the other hand, the last time England suffered a series clean sweep in this format was in 2014 when they lost 3-0 against Australia.
The bowling department came out with all guns blazing to restrict England to 142-6 after Liton Das’s 57-ball 73 propelled the hosts to 158-2.
Mustafizur Rahman got his 100th T20I wicket in his 81st match — the fastest by a Bangladeshi — removing Dawid Malan for 53 as England lost control midway through their chase after seemingly getting to a comfortable position.
Mustafiz eclipsed Shakib Al Hasan who reached the milestone in his 84th match. Shakib, playing his 112th match on Tuesday, has 131 T20I wickets to his name.
England then lost captain Jos Buttler for 40 to a run-out the next delivery before a double-wicket over from Taskin Ahmed swung the fate of the match decisively in Bangladesh’s favour.
Earlier, Tanvir took out Salt in the first over of England’s chase .
After being hit for a boundary off the first ball, Tanvir came back and had Salt stumped for a duck as England were in early trouble, before Buttler and Malan came to their rescue.