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‘Chhota aadmi gundai karna chahta hai’- Memes galore after Bangladesh whitewash World Champions England ‘3-0’ in T20I series

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‘Chhota aadmi gundai karna chahta hai’- Memes galore after Bangladesh whitewash World Champions England ‘3-0’ in T20I series

In a stunning upset, Bangladesh has swept the T20I series against world champions England 3-0, causing a major humiliation for England’s white-ball unit ahead of the 50-over World Cup in India later this year. Bangladesh won the third and final T20 in Dhaka by 16 runs, with Liton Das smashing a career-best 73 to help set a target of 159 for England. Despite a strong start, England managed only 142 for the loss of six wickets.

This victory marks Bangladesh’s first series victory over defending T20 and ODI World Cup champions England in any format, and the home crowd in Dhaka was ecstatic. England captain Jos Buttler congratulated Bangladesh on their well-deserved victory and acknowledged that they outplayed England.

Taskin Ahmed took 2-26, and debutant Tanvir Islam dismissed Phil Salt for a duck in the very first over. Although Dawid Malan and Buttler looked to be cruising with a second-wicket stand of 95, Mustafizur Rahman removed Malan for 53, bringing him his 100th T20I wicket. Buttler was soon run out for 40 with a direct hit from Mehidy Hasan that brought Bangladesh firmly back into the contest.

Taskin claimed the wickets of Moeen Ali and Ben Duckett before Shakib Al Hasan got rid of Sam Curran to complete the rout. Overall, Bangladesh’s bowlers were exceptional, and the team’s fielding was exceptional throughout the series.

In the first innings, opener Liton had given Bangladesh a positive start, putting on 55 runs with Rony Talukdar in the opening stand. England’s first breakthrough came when Adil Rashid dismissed Rony for 24, but Najmul Hossain and Liton added 84 runs for the second wicket to keep up the momentum.

Chris Jordan brought an end to Liton’s 57-ball innings, forcing him to give a catch to Salt at deep mid-wicket. England did well to contain the Bangladeshi batsmen after Liton’s dismissal with only one boundary struck in the death overs. But Najmul, who survived on 40 after being given lbw off Jordan, ensured Bangladesh still had a decent score with his third 40-plus innings in the series. Jordan and Rashid finished with 1-21 and 1-23 for England respectively.

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