Bangladesh make history to win T20I series against England

12 March 2023, 09:01 pm | Updated: 22 March 2023, 12:14 pm

Bangladesh make history to win T20I series against England
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Bangladesh secured a historic T20I series win against England, beating them by four wickets in the second match of the three-match series on Sunday.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz's superb bowling effort helped restrict England to 117, while Najmul Hossain Shanto's unbeaten knock of 46 off 47 balls guided the Tigers to victory with seven balls to spare.

With this win, Bangladesh recorded their first-ever T20I series win against England, and they have one match left to play on Tuesday at the same venue.

In the last 18 balls, Bangladesh needed 16 runs. In the 17th over, Jofra Archer conceded only three runs and took the wicket of Afif Hossain with a lightning-fast delivery that splattered the stumps, with one of the bails flying close to the third-man boundary.

Bangladesh sealed the match in the next over bowled by Chris Jordan, with Taskin Ahmed smashing two fours off the fourth and fifth ball to reach the target and break out in a fitting celebration, punching the air in joy.

For England, Archer was the best bowler who scalped three wickets in 13 runs in four overs.

Earlier, Miraz recorded his career-best bowling figures of four for 12, making a great chance for Bangladesh to seal the series with one match in hand.

England started well, scoring 50 for two in 6.3 overs. However, they failed to continue their momentum and kept losing wickets on a regular basis.

Dawid Malan was swinging at everything from the beginning of the innings but could only score five for eight with one four, after slogging Taskin Ahmed off the 2nd ball of the 2nd over, with Hasan Mahmud taking a regulation catch at third man.

Hasan Mahmud removed England captain Joss Buttler off the last ball of the eighth over with a beautiful yorker, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz took the next four wickets alone. England never found stability in their innings and needed to accelerate in the last couple of overs. However, they failed to do so, and eventually, the visitors tumbled for 117 for 10.

The third and final match of the series will be played on Tuesday at the same venue.

Before the T20I series, England won the ODI series with two consecutive wins in the first two matches in Dhaka. However, they have lost three matches since, including an ODI and two T20Is.

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